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Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing with Kale & Rosemary Chickpea Croutons

Is this dressing an EXACT replica of Caesar salad? Heck no because that’s totally impossible without the original ingredients 😉 That comparison doesn’t dampen how FABULOUS this dressing tastes! It’s hard to find yummy, from scratch dressings so when I find one, I want to share it with everyone 🙂

I’ve been making more salads for our dinners / meals and they are so satisfying, fresh & delicious…this one should go on your menu for the week! Original recipe from Hummus Sapien, very minimal adaptations in the recipe below. We also tried Caulipower’s Chicken Tenders and they are fantastic! I bought them at Walmart.

Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing with Chickpea Croutons

Original recipe from Hummus Sapien.

Servings 4


For the Dressing

  • 3/4 c raw cashews
  • 3 T nutritional yeast
  • 6 T lemon juice
  • 1/2 c boiling water
  • 1 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 T capers (drained)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • freshly ground pepper

For the Chickpea "Croutons"

  • 1 c roasted chickpeas
  • Drizzle of Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary

For the Salad

  • 4 c kale, chopped in bite-size pieces & massaged to make the kale more tender
  • 1 c shredded brussels sprouts / broccoli you can omit if you choose! I used a super blend mix from Walmart.

If you want more protein / meat

  • 1 bag of Caulipower Chicken Tenders Bake these, while making your dressing. Slice into strips & top salad with them.


For the Dressing

  1. Put all ingredients in the blender or food processor...let sit for about 5 – 7 minutes (until steam from hot boiling water disappears…this tenderizes the cashews!). Process until dressing is very smooth.

For the Chickpea Croutons

  1. Toss chickpeas with a drizzle of olive oil & the rosemary. Toast in your toaster oven or oven at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes or until fragrant (not burning!).

For the Assembly

  1. Put your kale / greens in a large metal mixing bowl. Toss with dressing. Put on plate.

  2. Top with with your protein of choice, then the rosemary roasted chickpeas. Here are the Caulipower Chicken Tenders I noted above, called New Chick on the Block (lol, love!) and you can get them at Walmart.

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