Crispy Chickpea Caesar

serves 4

A kale Caesar is the ultimate lunch or side dish for a pasta dinner. The crispy chickpeas are a must so don’t leave them out!


¼ cup olive oil

1 13.5 ounce can chickpeas, drained and dried

½ teaspoon paprika

¼ teaspoon salt

1 bunch Lacinato kale, finely sliced

2 heads romaine lettuce, chopped

Tahini Caesar dressing


Heat olive oil in a fry pan over medium-high heat. Add the chickpeas to the pan and fry for 2-3 minutes until they begin to crack open. Add the paprika and salt to the pan and continue frying for another 5 minutes until the chickpeas are golden brown and the spices are very fragrant. Remove the pan from the heat and prepare the salad while the chickpeas cool.


In a large bowl, toss together the kale, romaine and a heavy pour of Caesar dressing until the lettuce is well coated. Serve with the crispy chickpeas on top!