Simple Kale, Chickpea and Tomato Sautee

Top Five Healthy Green Vegetables and my simple sauteed kale and chickpea recipe

When I became vegan I had no idea how to eat healthy. And although it may sound funny I didn’t really understand the importance of vegetables. When I went to the Natural Gourmet Cooking School  I began to see their importance. But it wasn’t until I tried kale for the first time that I got that jolt, of of pure health, that a nutrient dense food gives you. I became a kale lover since then. Recently I wanted to see what other yummy and high nutrient greens there are out there which led me to the video below:

I wanted to show you how simple it is to make my favorite green vegetable, kale. Of course you can replace any of the other 5 veggies listed and the recipe will still be delicious .

Simple Chickpea, Kale, and Tomato Sautee

Prep Time: 7 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 17 minutes

Category: Entree

Cuisine: Plant based-diet

Yield: 4

I created this 5 ingredient recipe because I love simple yet nutrient dense food. It is perfect on a bed of quinoa or on top of avocado toasts.


  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained*
  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Mince garlic and dice the tomato and onion.
  2. In a pan heat olive oil.
  3. Sautee garlic, tomato and onion in olive oil until tomato starts to fall apart.
  4. Add chickpeas, salt and pepper and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes.
  5. Tear kale into bite size pieces and add to pan. Cook until kale wilts but still maintains its green hue, 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Serve while hot.


* Reserve the chickpea liquid for baking. It's called aquafava and binds like eggs =)


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