Kale Salad with Spiced Tofu & Chickpeas
Position rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 450 degrees F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.Advertisement
Combine paprika, cumin, garlic powder, pepper and salt in a large bowl. Measure out 2 1/2 teaspoons and set aside. Add 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 tablespoon oil to the remaining spice mixture. Cut tofu into 3/4-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 1/2 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.
Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate roasted tofu & chickpeas for up to 2 days.
Easy cleanup: Recipes that require cooking spray can leave behind a sticky residue that can be hard to clean. To save time and keep your baking sheet looking fresh, line it with a layer of foil before you apply the cooking spray.
1 starch, 5 vegetable, 2 lean meat, 3 fat