"Cheesy" Coconut Sautéed Chickpeas and Kale

This smells and tastes like cheesy buttery goodness — but it’s vegan!


“Cheesy” Coconut Sauteed Chickpeas and Kale (vegan)

(makes 2 to 4 servings, depending if having as a side or main dish)


  • 1 can cooked chickpeas, drained & rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 to 2 C fresh kale (loosely packed)
  • 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. water (to keep it from drying out)
  • Salt & pepper to taste (I used a pinch each)


Toss everything into a pan and heat, stirring frequently, on medium for 5 to 10 minutes, or until kale is fully wilted. Enjoy!


Click here for the original post with LOTS more photos/commentary!


  1. 1

    What is extra virgin coconut?

  2. 3

    I am so happy you linked back to this today – I forgot how much I LOVE this recipe! YUM…making it tonight. Hooray for Kale season!

  3. 5

    I can’t even remember how I found yr site now, I’ve been reading the recipes for days. Tried this for dinner last night and omigosh, soo fantastic, or should I say fannetastic?

    Thankyou for offering tasty yet healthy and (easy!) options.

    keep up the awesome work!

  4. 7

    My wife and I love the original recipe, and we like to add a little taco seasoning and pepper flakes to change it up a little. “Nacho Cheesy”.

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