Roasted Chickpea & Kale Caesar Salad
with Grape Tomatoes & Garlicky Croutons
Is it possible to fall in love with a salad? It is when this veggie-filled recipe is on the menu. You’ll roast chickpeas in a ranch-flavored spice until they’re crispy and crackly. Toss together fresh kale, grape tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, homemade croutons, and a classic Caesar dressing—then close your eyes and savor every bite of this dinner dream come true!
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(Contains Eggs, Milk, Fish)
(Contains Soy, Wheat)
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• Adjust rack to top position (top and middle positions for 4 servings) and preheat oven to 425 degrees. • Drain and rinse chickpeas; dry thoroughly with paper towels. Toss on a baking sheet with a large drizzle of oil, half the Ranch Spice (all for 4), and ½ tsp salt (1 tsp for 4). • Roast on top rack until chickpeas are slightly crispy, 18-20 minutes (you’ll add more to the sheet after 13 minutes). (It’s natural for chickpeas to pop a bit while roasting.)
• Meanwhile, wash and dry produce. • Remove and discard any large stems from kale; chop into bite-size pieces. Halve tomatoes lengthwise. Quarter lemon.
• Cut baguette into ½-inch cubes. TIP: Slice baguette lengthwise, like you’re making a sandwich, then cut each half into ½-inch strips to make cubing extra easy. • In a medium bowl, toss bread with 1½ tsp garlic powder (all the garlic powder for 4 servings), 2 TBSP olive oil (4 TBSP for 4), salt, and pepper until evenly coated. • Once chickpeas have roasted 13 minutes, remove sheet from oven. Carefully push chickpeas to one side of sheet. Spread bread out on empty side. (For 4, leave chickpeas roasting. Use a second sheet for bread; toast on middle rack.) • Return to top rack until croutons are golden brown and crisp, 5-7 minutes.
• Meanwhile, in a large bowl, add kale and a drizzle of olive oil; lightly season with salt. Using your hands, massage kale until leaves are tender, 30-60 seconds. TIP: Don’t skip this step—massaging helps the kale leaves wilt slightly, lending a tender (never fibrous!) texture. • Add as much dressing as you like. Add tomatoes, croutons, half the chickpeas, and half the Parmesan; toss to combine. • Divide salad between plates. Top with remaining chickpeas and remaining Parmesan. Serve with lemon wedges on the side.