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Mediterranean Kale + Grain Salad

Prep Time20 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time30 mins

My new fave meal prep dish is here!

 5 cups Raw Kale Greens (I used Nature's Greens)
 2 tbsp Avocado Oil
 ½ cup Sun-dried Tomatoes, Chopped
 ½ cup Goat Cheese, Crumbled
 1 Can Garbanzo Beans, Drained + Rinsed
 2 cups Orzo, Rice, Farro or Pasta
 ½ cup Olive Oil
 2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
 1 tsp Basil
 1 tsp Oregano
 Sea Salt + Pepper to Taste

Bring water to a boil. When boiling, add grain and cook according to directions. I used chickpea based "rice". Orzo or Farro are also great options. Brown rice works too.


When grains are cooking, start preparing the kale. Heat up 2 tbsp of avocado oil in a large pan. Add in kale, mix to coat and cover. The kale will cook and wilt down. Mix with tongs every 2 minutes. It should take 5 - 7 minutes to cook down.


While kale is cooking, chop the sundered tomatoes and drain / rinse the chickpeas. Set aside.


Prepare the dressing by mixing olive oil, balsamic vinegar and spices in a mason jar and shaking.


When grains are ready, drain and rinse in cold water. Let them cool.


Now it is time to combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Toss grains, kale, sun dried tomatoes, goat cheese, garbanzo beans and dressing very well. Serve cold and store in the fridge.