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Crispy Chickpea Caesar-Style Salad with Cashew-Nooch Parm & Creamy Dressing

Seiran Sinjari

Instagram: @legallyplantbased |

Stockholm, Sweden

Serves 2





1 head romaine lettuce, roughly chopped

1 handful of oil-free sun-dried tomatoes, roughly chopped

̈7 oz cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1⁄2 tsp garlic powder
1⁄2 tsp Italian herb blend
Salt, to taste



1 tbsp tahini
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp water
1 tsp agave syrup
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
1⁄2 tsp crushed garlic or garlic powder
1⁄2 tsp onion powder
Salt & pepper, to taste


Cashew & Nooch Parm

1⁄2 cup raw cashew nuts
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
1⁄2 tsp garlic powder
Salt, to taste



  • Pat dry chickpeas and toss with the seasoning and salt, air-fry for 15-20 minutes at 400°F (shaking basket halfway) and let cool to become crispy. Alternatively, bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes. (Some of the seasoning will come off during air-frying/baking; you can sprinkle it on top of the salad when serving.)

  • Whisk together dressing ingredients until smooth and creamy; adjust with more/less water and tahini if too thick or too runny.

  • Place ingredients for the cashew parmesan in a food processor and pulse into a fine meal.

  • Place romaine lettuce and sun-dried tomatoes in a large bowl and top with crispy chickpeas, dressing and cashew parmesan.

    Note: Another vegan take on the classic Caesar salad, this one is gluten-free and oil-free. It’s a good base for any salad, and you can of course add to it.

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