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Kale Salad with Spiced Tofu & Chickpeas

Kale Salad with Spiced Tofu & Chickpeas

To top this zesty raw kale salad recipe, we toss diced tofu and chickpeas with a flavorful Moroccan-inspired spice mixture before roasting. The hot oven turns the outside of the tofu crisp and the inside pleasantly chewy.


  • 3 ½ teaspoons paprika
  • 3 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons lemon juicedivided
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oildivided
  • 1 14-ounce package extra-firm water-packed tofu, drained
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeasrinsed
  • 14 cups torn kale (from 1 large bunch) or baby kale
  • 1 medium yellow or orange bell pepper, cut into 2-inch strips
  • ½ English cucumberhalved and sliced


  • Position rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 450°F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Combine paprika, cumin, garlic powder, pepper and salt in a large bowl. Measure out 2 ½ teaspoons and set aside. Add 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 tablespoon oil to the remaining spice mixture. Cut tofu into ¾-inch cubes and pat dry. Add the tofu and chickpeas to the spice mixture in the large bowl and stir to combine; let stand for 10 minutes.
  • Spread the tofu and chickpeas on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Roast on the lower rack, stirring once halfway through, until golden brown, about 20 minutes total.
  • Meanwhile, return the reserved 2 ½ teaspoons spice mixture to the large bowl and whisk in the remaining 3 tablespoons each lemon juice and oil. Add kale and, with clean hands, massage the greens until they are reduced in volume by almost half, 1 to 2 minutes. Add bell pepper and cucumber and toss to combine.
  • Serve the salad topped with the roasted tofu and chickpeas.


  • Cover and refrigerate roasted tofu & chickpeas for up to 2 days.

AUTHOR EatingWell Test Kitchen
BRAND EatingWell

YIELD 4 servings
ACTIVE TIME 40 minutes
TOTAL TIME 40 minutes


Per serving 443 Calories
Total Fat 22 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Mono Saturated Fat 12 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 699 mg
Fiber 11 g
Protein 24 g
Potassium 1657 mg
Added Sugars 0 g
Total Sugars 3 g
Calcium 609 mg
Folate 162 mcg
Omega-3 1 g
Omega-6 4 g
Vitamin E 7 mg
Zinc 3 mg
Vitamin B3 3 mg
Carbohydrate Servings 3

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