Just because you’re eating salad, doesn’t mean you’re making a healthy choice — typically, Caesar salad comes with a heavy dressing and deep fried bread. The only plant-based ingredient is lettuce! This salad is a healthier option: It’s full of loads of nutrients and phytonutrient compounds from the kale and snow peas, to the cashews, pumpkin seeds and chickpeas.

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time40 min
  • Total Time55 min
  • Serving Size120g
  • Energy270 cal
  • Cuisine
    • American
    • French
  • Course
    • Main Course
    • Salad
    • Snack
  • Suitable for Diet
    • Gluten Free
    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian
    • Weight Loss Program
    • Lifestyle Program

For the salad

  • 1 cup of kale leaves, chopped
  • 2 cups of mixed salad leaves
  • a large handful of snow peas, chopped, with their tops and string removed

For the dressing

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked in hot water for 1 hour and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup filtered water
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 tsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp whole seed mustard
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped capers

For the healthy croutons

  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup roasted chickpeas (spices are optional)

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 350°F 

2

Line a baking tray and roast the pine nuts and pumpkin seeds for 7 minutes.

3

Add all the Caesar dressing ingredients (except chopped capers) to a high-speed blender and blend until creamy. Add in chopped capers and combine well.

4

To roast chickpeas, use 1/2 cup of cooked or canned chickpeas, with a drizzle of olive or coconut oil, salt and pepper and cook for 30-40 minutes or until crispy.

5

Throw greens into a bowl, pour and stir in the dressing and top with all your nutrient dense pumpkin seeds, pine nuts and chickpeas.

Additions:

Weight Loss and Lifestyle Program

Add in one of the following lean proteins/serving:

  • Add 3-4 oz chicken
  • Add 4-6 oz fish
  • Serving Size120g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories270
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat21 g26.92%
  • Saturated Fat3.5 g17.5%
  • Trans Fat0 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg0%
  • Sodium220 mg9.57%
  • Total Carbohydrate13 g4.73%
  • Dietary Fiber3 g10.71%
  • Total Sugars3 g
  • Added Sugars0 g0%
  • Protein9 g18%
  • Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)0 IU0%
  • Calcium49 mg3.77%
  • Iron4 mg22.22%
  • Potassium203 mg4.32%

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