Kale Caesar Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing

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Preparation Time 20 minutes Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 Cost Per Serving $1.90
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Ingredients

1 1/2 cupsCooked Quinoa
4-6 cups Kale or Baby Kale, roughly chopped
1 cupGrape or Cherry Tomatoes, halved
1 cupRoasted Chickpeas
1 cupBaked Tofu (optional)
Greek Yogurt Dressing
2 clovesGarlic, minced
2 tbspLemon Juice
1/2 cupPlain Greek Yogurt
1/4 cupExtra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tbspDijon Mustard
1/4 cupGrated Parmesan Cheese
To TasteSea Salt and Black Pepper

Directions

  1. Cook quinoa following directions on box and let cool.
  2. Clean kale and remove any tough stems. I prefer to chop into small strips.
  3. Chickpeas: Rinse and dry. Toss in bowl with 1 tbsp of olive oil, some salt and cayenne pepper (if you like a little kick). Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spread out chickpeas. Roast at 400 for 20-30min (toss around for even cooking after 15min).
  4. Mix together kale and quinoa and top with chickpeas, tomatoes and tofu (optional).
  5. Sprinkle with extra parmesan if desired and squeeze 1-2 slices of lemon.
  6. Dressing. Combine the yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, mustard, garlic, Parmesan, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. You can adjust with more lemon juice if you like it more tart and also add more oil to thin out if needed. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes. The dressing will keep, refrigerated, for up to 3 days.
  7. Tofu (optional). 1 block (12- to 15-oz) extra-firm tofu drained and cut into 1 inch cubes. Toss in bowl with 1 tbsp of olive oil, pinch of garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cook at 400 for 20-30 min (toss around for even cooking after 15min).

Nutrition

  • ‚ÄčTofu and Chickpeas are great ways to add extra plant based proteins to your meals.
  • Probiotics are good bacteria that come from foods like yogurt and cheeses.
  • Prebiotics are food for the good bacteria, and they come from foods like garlic and onions.
  • If your immune system is suppresed, it is recommended that you avoid probiotics, so it is important to talk to your health care provider.