Smoky Kale & Chickpeas
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Smoky Kale and Chickpeas with Miso Peanut Drizzle

Gluten-Free . In A Hurry 

So quick and easy, this flavor-packed, smoky stir-fry is great served alone. It’s also a perfect match with roasted sweet potatoes to make for a colorful complete meal. Or try it with the potatoes from Harissa Citrus Veggies (page 115). While definitely good for you, this dish is quite a treat too.

Reprinted with permission from Bold Flavored Vegan Cooking: Healthy Plant-Based Recipes with a Kick by Celine Steen, copyright 2007 Page Street Publishing Co.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Fusion
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 208 kcal
Author Celine Steen


For the Drizzle

For the Kale and ’Peas


  1. To make the drizzle, place the peanut butter, miso, lemon juice, sesame oil, agave, scallions, garlic, vinegar and water in a blender. Blend until perfectly smooth. Adjust the miso to taste, and add more water if needed to get a thick yet pourable dressing. Set aside while preparing the rest of the dish. I like to use a squeeze bottle to serve the drizzle; it makes for a prettier presentation.

  2. To make the kale and ’peas, place the sesame oil, onion, chickpeas, garlic, salt, paprika and chipotle powder in a large skillet. Heat on medium-high and stir-fry until the onion is golden brown and fragrant, about 4 minutes. Be sure to stir frequently to prevent scorching. Add the kale and cook until wilted, about 2 minutes. Serve with potatoes on the side, and drizzle peanut sauce on top. If there are sauce leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It tastes great on tofu bowls, baked potatoes and roasted vegetables.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Smoky Kale and Chickpeas with Miso Peanut Drizzle
Amount Per Serving
Calories 208 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 561mg 23%
Potassium 258mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 32.8%
Vitamin C 24%
Calcium 4%
Iron 4.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.