Kale salad with smoked trout & tahini yoghurt

Kale salad with smoked trout & tahini yoghurt

Salted paprika spiced crunchy chickpeas

I may not get salads up on the blog all too often, but that doesn’t mean I don’t eat them behind the scenes. To be honest, there are probably two days out of the week that we have a big salad of some description, for dinner.

Something relatively light, but something that also has a bit of substance.

Kale salad with Petuna hot smoked ocean trout, haloumi, chickpeas, chimichurri & tahini yoghurt

The idea for this salad came when we were sitting in a cafe with a few friends, sifting through a brunch menu that had three things I wanted to try.

I naturally went for the smoked brisket sandwich, but the southern fried chicken burger sounded pretty special, as well.

Kale salad with smoked ocean trout, haloumi, chickpeas, chimichurri & tahini yoghurt

As did the summer breakfast salad. From memory it had things like felafel, haloumi, avocado and poached egg – among other things. It gave me the idea to make a “loaded” salad that’s fitting for breakfast, brunch or any meal of the day, for that matter.

A bit like the loaded kale salads I make for dinner every week.

Kale salad with Petuna hot smoked ocean trout, haloumi, chickpeas, chimichurri & tahini yoghurt

An abundance of greenery, colourful additions like pomegranate and meaty, hot smoked trout – and why not toss in some pan-seared haloumi and crunchy roasted chickpeas laced with smoked paprika?

We often smoke our own fish at home, but when I’m feeling lazy and don’t mind spending a bit more for a good chunk of it, it’s easy to just grab it from the supermarket. Or in this case, a gift from the folk at Petuna down in Tassie.

I’ve gone with two dressings that work beautifully together. Chimichurri and a creamy emulsion of yoghurt and tahini. So good!

And what’s a salad without an oozing soft poached egg?

Who said salads were boring?

Kale salad with Petuna hot smoked ocean trout, haloumi, chickpeas, chimichurri & tahini yoghurt

 

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Kale salad with smoked trout, haloumi & tahini yoghurt
Loaded with haloumi, chickpeas and greens, this kale salad with trout & tahini is a meal in itself.
Kale salad with Petuna hot smoked ocean trout, spiced chickpeas, chimichurri & tahini yoghurt
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Chickpeas
Chimichurri
Yoghurt-tahini dressing
The rest
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Chickpeas
Chimichurri
Yoghurt-tahini dressing
The rest
Kale salad with Petuna hot smoked ocean trout, spiced chickpeas, chimichurri & tahini yoghurt
Instructions
Chickpeas
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Tumble the drained chickpeas onto a lined baking tray and bake in the oven for 40-50 minutes. Toss them into a small bowl and mix through the olive oil, paprika and salt while hot. Set aside to cool completely before using.
  3. You may only need half of these as you'll probably snack on the other half!
Chimichurri
  1. Finely chop the parsley, mint and coriander. Toss the chopped greenery into a mixing bowl with all the other ingredients and give it a good stir. Cover and let it chill in the fridge.
Yoghurt-tahini dressing
  1. Whisk all ingredients together and set aside in the fridge, as well.
The rest
  1. To prepare the kale - bring a large pot of water (half filled) to the boil. Immerse the kale in the boiling water and immediately take it out and refresh it in ice cold water to stop it cooking further. Drain really well, shaking all the water out, and set aside. You can even go as far as laying the drained kale on a tea towel and dabbing it dry as if it were a newborn. Give it some love.
  2. To prepare the haloumi - heat a non-stick pan over high heat. Sear each slice of haloumi in the pan until golden on both sides. No need for oil.
  3. To assemble the salad - arrange the kale in a bowl or on a platter however you want. Add the haloumi, trout, sprouts, avocado and mint leaves - again, however you want.
  4. Top with the poached eggs, scatter with the pomegranate arils and spiced chickpeas, drizzled with the chimichurri and yoghurt-tahini dressing.
  5. Stab the egg and get it's golden yolk-a-flowing, mix together and tuck in.
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