Kale and Chickpea Grain Bowl With Avocado Dressing

Kale and Chickpea Grain Bowl

With Avocado Dressing


This veggie-heavy bowl is loaded with crunch and color, thanks to crispy carrots and chickpeas, fresh kale, and a vibrant avocado dressing. These bowls would also be excellent make-ahead lunches. Pack the avocado mixture separately, adding a little water to thin it as needed.

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  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup uncooked bulgur
  • 2 (15-oz.) cans unsalted chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cups finely chopped carrots
  • 4 cups chopped lacinato kale
  • 1/2 cup vertically sliced shallots
  • 1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon tahini (sesame seed paste), well stirred
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric




Step 1

Combine 1 cup boiling water and bulgur in a medium bowl. Let stand 10 minutes; drain well.

Step 2

Pat chickpeas dry with paper towels. Heat canola oil in a large skillet over high. Add chickpeas and carrots; cook, stirring occasionally until chickpeas are browned, about 6 minutes. Add kale; cover and cook until kale is slightly wilted and carrots are tender about 2 minutes. Add chickpea mixture, shallots, parsley, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper to bulgur; toss.

Step 3

Process avocado, olive oil, juice, 1 tablespoon water, tahini, garlic, turmeric, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a food processor until smooth. Divide bulgur mixture among 4 bowls; drizzle evenly with avocado mixture.