Kale Caesar Salad {with Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas}
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6 servings
For the Crispy Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas
  • 1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp grated lemon zest
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
For the Salad
  • 4 cups chopped fresh kale ( stems removed)
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
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)
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Drain and rinse chickpeas. Pat chickpeas with paper towels to dry and remove any loose skins (the drier the chickpeas are before cooking the crispy they will be after cooking).
  3. In a large bowl toss chickpeas with oil, garlic powder, lemon zest and salt & pepper.
  4. Arrange in a single layer on baking sheet and bake until crisp and light brown ( approx. 45-50 mins) tossing halfway through cooking. Remove from oven and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. When ready to serve salad, combine kale , Romaine lettuce, Parmesan cheese and desired amount of dressing. Plate greens and top with crispy Parmesan chickpeas.
Nutritional Info for Crispy Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas
Serving size: ⅙ of recipe Calories: 98.9 Fat: 3.4 g Saturated fat: 0.7 g Carbohydrates: 13.6 g Sugar: 0.0 g Sodium: 210.4 mg Fiber: 2.6 g Protein: 3.7 g Cholesterol: 1.3 mg
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ⅙ recipe Salad + Dressing Calories: 115 Fat: 6.8 g Saturated fat: 1.8 g Carbohydrates: 7.1 g Sugar: 2.7 g Sodium: 202.2 mg Fiber: 2.4 g Protein: 7.6 g Cholesterol: 4.6 mg
Recipe by Simple Healthy Kitchen at https://www.simplehealthykitchen.com/kale-caesar-salad-parmesan-roasted-chickpeas/