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Kale Caesar Salad with Garlic Chickpeas

This kale caesar salad has a creamy greek yogurt dressing and crispy garlic chickpeas instead of traditional croutons. A delicious and healthier alternative to traditional caesar salad.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Dinner, Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 373kcal


Garlic Chickpeas

  • 19 oz cooked chickpeas (drained & rinsed; roughly 2 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot starch (or all purpose flour)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

Greek Yogurt Caesar Dressing:

  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup avocado mayonnaise (or your favorite mayo)
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • Pepper

Chickpea Kale Salad:

  • 1 bunch kale (washed, shredded & dried)
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese (shredded)


Garlic Chickpeas

  • After draining and rinsing chickpeas, spread them out on a clean towel and blot with a second towel to dry completely.
  • Once chickpeas are dry, stir them together with arrowroot starch, garlic powder and salt until evenly coated.
  • Heat oil in a medium pan over medium heat. Add the chickpeas to the pan, and cook for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

Kale Caesar Salad

  • While garlic chickpeas are cooking, shred, wash and dry the kale.
  • Stir together the dressing ingredients, then toss the kale until evenly coated.

To Serve

  • Top the kale caesar salad with garlic chickpeas and a few tablespoons of parmesan cheese

To meal prep this recipe

  • This salad is best served fresh, however you can prep some of the components 4-5 days ahead:
    - shred, wash, dry kale and store in a container lined with a paper towel in the fridge
    - shake up the salad dressing and store in the fridge



Serving: 1g | Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 927mg | Potassium: 389mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3316IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 190mg | Iron: 2mg