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vegan caesar salad with crispy chickpeas on a plate

Vegan Kale Caesar Salad with Crispy Chickpeas

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


Vegan Kale Caesar Salad with Crispy Chickpeas is filled with shredded kale and romaine, crispy roasted chickpeas and dressed with a vegan caesar dressing.




  • 6 cups romaine lettuce (finely shredded)
  • 4 cups kale (finely shredded)

Crispy Chickpeas

  • 2 cups canned chickpeas
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon lemon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika

Vegan Caesar Dressing

  • 1 cup canned chickpeas
  • 1 Tablespoon tahini
  • 1 Tablespoon capers in brine (plus 1 extra teaspoon of brine from capers)
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 Tablespoons olive oil


Crispy Chickpeas

  1. Preheat oven to 400° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, combine chickpeas with olive oil, salt, lemon pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Toss to combine and spread out evenly on the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Roast in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, making sure you toss them halfway through the cooking period. Chickpeas are done when they are golden brown, slightly crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Set aside to cool

Vegan Caesar Dressing

  1. Add chickpeas, tahini, capers, lemon juice, garlic, and salt to a food processor or blender and pulse to begin combining the ingredients. Once the ingredients are roughly chopped, slowly drizzle in the olive oil while processing on low until dressing is smooth and creamy. Scrape the sides of the bowl and pulse a few more times to ensure all ingredients are well blended.


  1. Finely shred both the romaine lettuce and the kale into thin ribbons. Place in a serving bowl and add in dressing. Gently toss to make sure the dressing is lightly covering all of the greens. Sprinkle in crispy chickpeas and toss one more time to combine. Serve immediately.


Recipe inspired by Minimalist Baker's 5 Minute Vegan Caesar Dressing

  • Category: Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 414

Keywords: chickpeas, dairy free, gluten free, kale, vegan, vegetarian

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