vegetarian caesar salad on a blue plate topped with chickpeas, croutons, and baby tomatoes

Vegetarian Caesar Salad

This Vegetarian Caesar Salad is made with Tuscan kale, healthy vegetarian caesar dressing, and crispy roasted chickpeas. It's an easy Kale Caesar recipe made without anchovies or eggs, and can easily be made vegan.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Kale Caesar, Vegetarian Caesar Salad, Kale Caesar
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 280 kcal
Author Katie Trant


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  1. Remove the kale leaves from the stems, and place in a stack on your cutting board.
  2. Using a sharp knife, slice into thin ribbons.
  3. Place the kale ribbons into a large bowl, and add a few tablespoons of dressing (do not add all the dressing at once - this is far more dressing than you need for this recipe).
  4. Using clean hands, massage the dressing into the kale. Add extra dressing as needed.
  5. Toss the salad, and add grated Parmesan.

  6. To serve, garnish with grated Parmesan, crispy chickpeas, and croutons.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Vegetarian Caesar Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 210mg9%
Potassium 259mg7%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 5065IU101%
Vitamin C 59.6mg72%
Calcium 213mg21%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.