Kale Caesar Salad with Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

For the Crispy Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas 

  • 1 Tbsp  olive oil 
  • 1 Tbsp  olive oil 
  • ½ tsp  garlic powder 
  • ½ tsp  grated lemon zest 
  • 2 Tbsp  grated Parmesan cheese 
  • ½ tsp  cayenne pepper 
  • salt and ground pepper to taste 

For the Salad 

  • 4 cups  kale  chopped and fresh, stems removed 
  • 1 Tbsp  olive oil 
  • 1 Tbsp  lemon juice 
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce   chopped 
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese   grated 
  • pinch of salt 

For the Caesar Dressing 

  • 1 Tbsp  olive oil 
  • ¾ cup  plain Greek yogurt 
  • 3 Tbsp  grated Parmesan cheese 
  • 2 Tbsp  fresh lemon juice approx. the juice of one medium lemon 
  • ½ tsp  dijon mustard 
  • 1 tsp  Worcestershire sauce 
  • ¼ tsp  garlic powder 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 

Instructions
 

Chickpeas 

  • Preheat oven to 356 Fahrenheit on circulating air. Line a big baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. Drain and rinse chickpeas. In a large bowl toss chickpeas with oil, garlic powder, lemon zest and salt & pepper. Arrange in a single layer on baking sheet and bake until crisp and light brown (approx. 30 mins) tossing halfway through cooking. Remove from oven and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. 

Dressing 

  • While chickpeas are roasting prepare dressing by combining all dressing ingredients in a medium bowl and thoroughly mixing. You may need to add a small amount of water to thin dressing to desired consistency. Refrigerate dressing until ready to serve. 

Kale 

  • De-stem the kale and tear or chop into bite size pieces. Place the kale, olive oil and lemon juice and a pinch of salt into a large mixing bowl. "Massage" the kale (with your fingertips) for approx. 3-5 mins. This process helps to tenderize the kale, making it softer and sweeter. Set kale aside. 

Combine 

  • When ready to serve salad, combine kale, Romaine lettuce, Parmesan cheese and desired amount of dressing. Plate greens and top with crispy Parmesan chickpeas. 
Keyword Vegetarian

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