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Kale Caesar Salad With Crispy Chickpeas

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Our Kale Caesar Salad is creamy, crunchy, and zesty. Packed with energizing nutrients, this is one of our favorite anti-inflammatory diet recipes. So good!

Caesar salad is always a favorite due to its creamy, garlicky, Parmesan cheesy, bread-crumbly, calorie-dense goodness. So tasty, but not exactly the healthiest choice as far as salads go, and forget it if you’re ditching the gluten, dairy, or have an egg allergy! 

Unlike a traditional Caesar, which can quickly weigh you down and trigger inflammation , this Caesar salad is perfect for cleansing the body, boosting vitality, and also happens to be delicious!

We highly recommend pairing this Kale Caesar Salad with Dr. Scott’s Lemon Garlic Chicken (with White Wine Reduction) .

Kale Caesar Salad with Crispy Chickpeas

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Unlike a traditional Caesar, which can quickly weigh you down and trigger inflammation, this Caesar salad is perfect for cleansing the body, boosting vitality, and also happens to be delicious!

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Prep Time
15 mins

Soak Cashews
45 mins

Total Time
1 hour

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Course
Salad

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Servings
4

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 1 large bunch kale washed and stemmed
  • 2 large garlic cloves crushed or minced
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 3 tablespoons filtered water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon anchovy paste

Crispy Garlic Chickpeas

  • 1 15 oz canorganic garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoongarlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoonsea salt
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. To make the dressing:
  2. Add all dressing ingredients to a small bowl. Whisk until well combined. Add more water, if needed, to create desired consistency.
  3. For Crispy Garlic Chickpeas:
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  5. Place rinsed chickpeas on a tea towel and rub them to dry (some of the skins will come off, that’s ok).
  6. In a small bowl, combine chickpeas, olive oil, garlic powder and sea salt. Mix well.
  7. Pour chickpeas onto a cookie sheet in a single layer and bake for about 45 minutes until crispy, stirring every 10 minutes or so.
  8. Use as a topping on salad, or for a crunchy snack!
  9. Prepare the salad:
  10. Chop or tear kale into bite size pieces. With clean hands, massage kale until it begins to soften (just a couple of minutes).
  11. Add about ½ of the dressing to the kale and mix well with hands until the kale is coated. Add more dressing to taste. (Store any leftover dressing in the refrigerator for another day.)
  12. Add crispy garlic chickpeas (recipe below), as desired, and toss well.

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