If you're looking for the most delicious, quick and easy vegan caesar salad, you've come to the right place. This salad is so crunchy and satisfying, full of textures and tasty, you'll never want to eat anything else for lunch. In fact, ever since I've discovered it, I eat it every single day. You can also pack it away and take it with you for a road trip or just to enjoy a healthier, homemade lunch at the office.
The idea behind this vegan caesar salad is super easy: you have a bed of massaged kale, you top it with crispy chickpeas and top it up with vegan caesar sauce. You can make all ingredients in advance or serve them fresh.
How to make vegan caesar salad
It's so easy to make this super healthy dish. Are you ready? First things first, you will need to roast your chickpeas. Make sure to pat the chickpeas dry with a kitchen towel. This is very important, or otherwise, they won't become very crispy when roasted. Place the chickpeas from a can on top of a baking sheet. Make sure they don't overlap. Season them with some olive oil, ground coriander and paprika and roast for about 20 minutes.
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While the chickpeas are roasting, make the caesar sauce and the kale.
Place all dressing ingredients in a blender and blend until super smooth. It takes less than 5 minutes and it's the most glorious caesar sauce you'll ever taste. The secret to it? We use silken tofu. So delicious!
In the meantime massage your kale. It's very important that you massage your kale with some oil and salt because otherwise it will be too tough and chewie. Kale is amazing and super healthy and in order to enjoy it, you need to make it easy to eat and digest.
Remove the green leave from the thick stalky stems. Add the oil and salt and massage it for a good 3-5 minutes. It's a good exercise for your arms also.
That's it! You can now assemble the salad and serve it. Delicious right?
This recipe has been developed entirely by Yuzu Bakes. Any resemblance with other recipes is purely coincidental.