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Kale Cesar Salad with Garlicy Chicpea Croutons (+ vegan cesar salad dressing!!)
Kale Cesar Salad with Garlicy Chickpea Croutons
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Author: Julia
For the Salad:
  • 1 pieces large bunch of kale tough stems removed and torn into bite sized
  • 1 1/2 cups can chickpeas drained and patted dry)
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch of fine sea salt
  • Fresh black pepper to taste
For the Dressing:
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl toss the chickpeas with olive oil, salt, and garlic powder. Place in a single layer on a prepared baking sheet and bake until golden and crisp. About 25-30 minutes. Tossing chickpeas halfway through cooking time. Keep a close eye on them to make sure they don't burn!
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the dressing by combining all the ingredients and whisking until smooth. This works best with an emersion blender or food processor (but a hand whisk will work too!) Taste test and adjust seasonings if need be.
  3. Place kale in a large salad bowl. Drizzle with half the caesar dressing and lightly massage the dressing into the leaves (this helps the leaves become more tender.) Add red onion and cooked chickpeas. Drizzle with the remainder of the dressing and season with fresh black pepper.