Healthy Roasted Vegan Chickpea Caesar Salad

Into salad? Are you on a diet and only want to eat salad?

No problem! This would make the perfect salad for you to eat.

These crunchy little chickpeas make an excellent, nutritious alternative to croutons. And with the addition of Caesar salad, this is an all-around, more nutrient-packed twist on the classic.

The combination of these ingredients really works for each other 🙂

This Roasted Chickpea Caesar Salad will be one of your favorites.

It is a great meal for you, even for dinner. This recipe is so mouth-watering to anyone who sees and tastes it.

With Caesar dressing, crispy baked chickpeas result in so much flavor that you can hardly contain yourself. Once you taste it, you will surely crave for more Roasted Chickpea Caesar Salad to complete your day.

It is so tasty and simple to make. It is a total comfort food. This Roasted Chickpea Caesar Salad is ready in just a few minutes.

Caesar dressing brings the whole dish to life.

The perfect side to any main. This recipe will make you crave for more salad!

Roasted Chickpea Caesar Salad

Nicole Kearsley
Fresh romaine lettuce from my little hippy garden seemed worthy of Caesar salad. I made this simple vegan Caesar dressing from a "Loving It Vegan" recipe, then topped it with roasted chickpeas and Violife vegan parmesan cheese. So good.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Italian, Vegan
Servings 6


Caesar Salad

  • ½ cup Vegan Mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce Tamari/Bragg's
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup
  • 2 teaspoons Capers
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Crushed
  • ¼ teaspoon White Vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon Black Pepper

Chickpea Croutons

  • 1 can Chickpeas rinsed & dried
  • 2 teaspoons Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon Pepper


  • Combine chickpeas with olive oil and spices. Roast in oven 400°F for 25 to 30 minutes. Or air fry 10 to 12 minutes @ 400°F.
  • Blend Caesar dressing ingredients together, then refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Tear or chop romaine lettuce into bite-sized pieces. Toss with as much Caesar dressing as you like to coat leaves.
  • Plate salad then sprinkle with chickpea croutons and vegan parmesan.


DRESSING: Salad dressing won’t stick to wet veggies; rather it will slide off them and pool at the bottom of your bowl!
SERVING: Dress the salad just before serving and top with those irresistible homemade croutons and roasted chickpeas.
STORAGE: Store leftover croutons at room temperature in an airtight container. Store leftover chickpeas in the refrigerator with the container lid not fully sealed.
Keyword plant based, vegan
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