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)



Preheat the oven to 350°F 


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


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.


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.


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


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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