Vegetarian Caesar Salad

Vegetarian Caesar Salad
Total time 35 min


  • Cashew
  • Lemon juice
  • Dijon mustard
  • Garlic clove
  • Apple vinager
  • Cayenne
  • Caper
  • Black pepper
  • Lettuce romaine
  • Kale
  • Chick peas
  • Goat cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Garlic powder


  1. Soak cashews in a bowl of water overnight, or for at least a few hours. Drain and rinse.
  2. Roast chickpea croutons: Preheat oven to 400°F. Drain and rinse the cooked chickpeas. Dry the chickpeas (it's okay if some skins fall off). Place onto large rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle on oil and roll around to coat. Sprinkle on the garlic powder, salt and cayenne pepper. Toss to coat. Roast for 20 minutes at 400°F, then gently roll the chickpeas around in the baking sheet. Roast for another 10 to 20 minutes, until lightly golden.
  3. For the dressing: Add the cashews and all other dressing ingredients (except salt) into a high-speed blender, and blend on high until the dressing is super smooth. You can add a splash of water if necessary to get it blending. Add salt to taste and adjust other seasonings, if desired. Set aside.
  4. Prepare the lettuce: Destem the kale and then finely chop the leaves. Wash and dry in a salad spinner. Place into extra large bowl. Chop up the romaine into bite-sized pieces. Rinse and then spin dry. Place into bowl along with kale.
  5. Assemble: Add dressing onto lettuce and toss until fully coated. Season with a pinch of salt and mix again. Now sprinkle on the roasted chickpeas and the goat cheese. Serve immediately.