Tuesday, November 24, 2020

KALE CAESAR SALAD


 KALE CAESAR SALAD




This kale Caesar salad is made with tons of fresh kale and romaine, and mixed with a lighter lime Caesar dressing.

 

Ingredients:

For the Crispy Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas:

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp grated lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 15 oz. can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

For the Salad:

  • pinch of salt
  •   1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
  •   4 cups chopped fresh kale stems removed

For the Caesar Dressing:

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  •   ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice approx. the juice of one medium lemon

 

Instructions:

  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. Enjoy your salad!