Caesar Salad Recipe With Spicy Chickpea Croutons & Creamy Tahini Dressing (Yes, Please!) by 30Seconds Food

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Caesar Salad Recipe With Spicy Chickpea Croutons & Creamy Tahini Dressing (Yes, Please!)

Crisp romaine lettuce is drizzled with a creamy tahini dressing and then topped with crunchy chickpea "croutons." Amazing! Serve this salad recipe for lunch, as a side dish or add grilled tofuchicken or shrimp for a main dish salad. 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes


Chickpea Croutons


  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard


  • 1 head romaine lettuce or 1 bunch kale, chopped
  • shaved or grated Parmesan cheese or vegan Parmesan cheese

Here's how to make it: 

  1. To make the chickpeas, put them into a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Add the olive oil, garlic and ground cayenne. Toss to coat. Pour them onto a baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 400-degree F oven for about 40 minutes or until crisp. 
  2. To make the dressing, combine the tahini, lemon juice, water, garlic and mustard. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. To make the salad, put a pile of romaine or kale on serving plates. Drizzle with the dressing, top with some chickpeas and Parmesan. Finish with cracked black pepper, if desired. 

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Chickpea croutons are an awesome idea. I can't wait to try this!
Simple and healthy meal for anytime...
I'm really digging this idea.

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