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Platter of chicken kale apple and goat cheese salad.

Chickpea Kale Apple and Goat Cheese Salad

Teri & Jenny
4.34 from 3 votes
Servings 4 people


lemon vinaigrette

  • 2 tbsp shallots, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 small lemon, juiced
  • tsp honey
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 1 bunch kale, ribs removed and torn into bite sized pieces
  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas, drained
  • 6 slices crispy bacon, diced
  • 1 small gala apple, cored and sliced into matchsticks
  • cup lightly toasted pecans
  • cup crumbled goat cheese


lemon vinaigrette

  • Place all ingredients, except oil, into a large mixing bowl and whisk together. In a slow and steady stream whisk in oil until fully incorporated. Whisk in salt and pepper to taste.


  • Place kale over vinaigrette and massage together until kale pieces are evenly coated and slightly soften.
  • Pour kale onto a serving platter or serving bowl and top with remaining ingredients. Lightly season with pepper and toss everything together before serving.

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