Kale & Salami Salad with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette (Gluten Free + Dairy Free)

This Kale & Salami Salad with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette is loaded with roasted fingerling potatoes, crispy toasted chickpeas, golden raisins, and caramelized onions! This filling salad makes the perfect lunch or dinner. It’s gluten free and dairy free, with a Paleo option.

This Kale & Salami Salad with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette is loaded with roasted fingerling potatoes, crispy toasted chickpeas, golden raisins, and caramelized onions! This filling salad makes the perfect lunch or dinner. It's gluten free and dairy free, with a Paleo option.

So, there’s this salad that I’m kind of obsessed with. It’s from Tender Greens, a California based restaurant chain that specializes in making the most delicious salads with high-quality ingredients.

I’ve been going there for years, usually on lunch or dinner dates with my mom, and always ordering the same thing: the salami & kale salad with roasted garlic vinaigrette. Holy cow, it’s SO good, you guys. It’s the kind of meal I would crave when I was living in Seattle and couldn’t get one.

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Spicy Garlic Thyme Roasted Chickpeas (GF, SF + Vegan)

These Spicy Garlic Thyme Roasted Chickpeas are a healthy, tasty snack you won’t be able to get enough of!

These Spicy Garlic Thyme Roasted Chickpeas are a healthy, tasty snack you won't be able to get enough of!December should be known as the month for eating. I swear, it’s like everyone thinks calories consumed during December just don’t count (how much do you wish that was true?), myself included. With holiday desserts everywhere we go, peppermint-flavored everything taunting us around every corner, and delicious holiday cookies all around, it’s hard to resist the sugary-filled treats.

While I’m no saint, shoving cinnamon rolls, cookies and brownies into the mouths of everyone I know, I also opted to give a healthy alternative…too bad they were gone within about an hour. I’ve been wanting to make roasted chickpeas for a while, but they were just one thing I always forgot about. Probably the lack of butter and sugar involved. Now that I’ve made them though, they’ll be showing up on my kitchen counter quite often. [Read more…]