Chickpea Caesar Salad

Chickpea Caesar Salad

After my latest goddess dressing obsession, I wanted to go back and try making a vegan caesar sauce because I saw this Quinoa Chickpea Caesar Salad by The Full Helping and I simply had to try. I loved how she seasoned the chickpeas and developed a caesar sauce using white miso! I was not disappointed, to say the least. This is one delicious, full flavored combination.

My diet has been somewhat heavy on the grains these days so I chose to skip the quinoa and add a variety of veggies (and avocado of course). I am including Gena’s recipe for the chickpeas and the sauce here. For the full version of her salad, make sure to check her post.

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Chickpea Caesar Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Vegan
Author: Gena Hamshaw
Ingredients
For the roasted chickpeas:
  • cups cooked chickpeas or 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce I used Lord Sandy's, but many brands, including Annie's are vegan; if you're allergic to wheat, gluten, or soy, or you don't have Worcestershire sauce at home, you can substitute an extra tablespoon of tamari
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon agave or maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
For the Caesar dressing:
  • ½ cup raw cashews soaked for at least 2 hours, drained, and rinsed (you can substitute soaked sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, pine nuts, or macadamia nuts)
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dulse nori, or kelp flakes or granules
  • 1 tablespoon mellow white miso
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 375F.
  2. Toss the chickpeas in the oil, Worcestershire sauce, tamari, smoked paprika, apple cider vinegar, agave or maple syrup, onion powder, and garlic powder. Spread them on a foil or parchment lined baking sheet and roast for 25 minutes, or until lightly browning, stirring halfway through. Set the chickpeas aside.
  3. While the chickpeas roast, blend all dressing ingredients together in a food processor or blender till smooth.

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7 thoughts on “Chickpea Caesar Salad

  1. Your recipes are amazing. They come to my email but I find them more complicated to get onto pinterest than my other favorite blogs. I think your site’s hits would skyrocket if you made the recipes easier to share. Beautiful pictures like yours should be more widely seen!

    1. Thank you so much Toni! Pinterest option is available through the share button but thank you for the suggestion. We should definitely work on making Pinterest shares easier.

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