Kale Caesar Salad with Fried Chickpeas

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  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 15 ounces chickpeas (drained, rinsed, and patted dry with paper towels)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper (or taste)
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional and to taste)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove (finely grated or pressed with a garlic press)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan (plus more for serving)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar (optional and to taste)
  • curly kale (as necessary based on servings needed, chopped into bite-sized pieces with thick ribs and coarse stems removed)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium34% DV810mg
    Fat25% DV16g
    Protein12% DV6g
    Carbs8% DV24g
    Fiber12% DV3g
    Calories250Calories from Fat140
    Total Fat16g25%
    Saturated Fat2g10%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat140
    Total Carbohydrate24g8%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Vitamin A35%
    Vitamin C30%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Kaitlyn 2 years ago
    Really delicious- I used lemonaise instead of mayo, very fresh and delicious
    Adele B. 2 years ago
    Love this recipe and have made it numerous times. Tastes like caesar salad but without all of the calories!
    ruby t. 4 years ago
    loved this recipe and would make it again It was so simple and knowing its good for you makes it even better. Great for summer picnics. My daughter who loves kale wants the recipe. chickpeas are a great add on to this recipe.
    Amy A. 4 years ago
    Loved this rendition of Caesar Salad! This is my newest go-to salad for guests as well. The crispy chickpeas are a brilliant addition. I modified the recipe slightly by putting the torn kale into a plastic zip bag with olive oil, citrus seasoning, and a little s & p and shook the dickens out of the bag to really coat the kale and take out a smidgeon of the toughness. Thanks for the inspiration Averie!
    Oria S. 4 years ago
    I love kale and with the addition of the chickpeas this recipe is one that I will prepare again. I added a little turmeric to the dressing and with the Dijon mustard made this dressing very fresh and flavorful.
    Antje M. 4 years ago
    Well, I never exactly knew what to do with kale. This recipe is nice and easy. The ingredients a kitchen staple except for kale. My entire family loved it. Easy. Will certainly cook it again.

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