Soups & Salads

Kale Caesar Salad


Posted: April 1

Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

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Crunch into a new twist on a classic Caesar salad! Kale Caesar Salad has a fresh garden flavor that is deeper than traditional Caesar salads and is topped with crispy chickpeas for a unique texture and added heartiness. You can whip up a Kale Caesar Salad in a hurry and it's a healthy lunch option that doesn’t skimp out on flavor! Nothing beats that tangy, creamy Caesar dressing!


Ingredients

1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas
2 tablespoons olive oil, separated
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
4 cups fresh kale, chopped, stems removed
1 tablespoon lemon juice
4 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
Caesar salad dressing, to taste

Directions

Step 1

Drain and rinse the chickpeas.

Step 2

Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a skillet on medium-high heat.

Step 3

Add the chickpeas to the skillet and season with a bit of salt and pepper.

Step 4

Roast the chickpeas until golden brown, stirring frequently to avoid burning.

Step 5

Remove the chickpeas from the heat and set aside.

Step 6

Place the kale, remaining 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, the lemon juice, and salt into a large mixing bowl.

Step 7

Massage the kale with your hands to soften it.

Step 8

In a large salad bowl, combine the kale, romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese, and Caesar dressing.

Step 9

Top with the crispy chickpeas and serve.


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