Caesar Salad Recipe With Chickpea Croutons & Creamy Tahini Dressing by 30Seconds Food

Caesar Salad Recipe With Chickpea Croutons & Creamy Tahini Dressing

We love that salads can be a side dish for dinner or be the star! For this healthy salad recipe, crisp romaine lettuce is drizzled with a creamy tahini dressing and then topped with crunchy chickpea "croutons." Amazing! This is the perfect dinner or lunch if you're trying to eat healthier.

To make this salad you need to gather some wholesome, healthy ingredients. Here is your shopping list: canned chickpeas, olive oil, garlic, ground cayenne, tahini, lemons for juicing, Dijon mustard, romaine lettuce and Parmesan cheese. 

Serve this salad recipe for lunch, as a side dish or add grilled tofu, chicken or shrimp for a main dish salad. It's great for meal prep, too.

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

Servings: 4


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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Recipe Notes

  • You could use other mustards instead of Dijon like whole-grain or brown mustard.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 148

Total Fat: 8.8g

Saturated Fat: 1.6g

Cholesterol: 1mg

Sodium: 315mg

Total Carbohydrate: 13.1g

Dietary Fiber: 3.4g

Total Sugars: 2.2g

Protein: 5.3g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 68mg

Iron: 2mg

Potassium: 137mg

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Elisa Schmitz
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.
Verden Logistics
This Caesar salad recipe with chickpea croutons sounds absolutely delicious! A healthy twist on a classic dish. Can't wait to try it out! Logistics Company in Dubai

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