Chickpea & Kale Caeser Salad

Chickpea & Kale Caeser Salad
 

I first fell in love with Kale Caesar Salads when
I visited New York. I stumbled across it at my favourite juice bar called 'Juice Press'. This is my version of it, I have added some chickpea croutons for a bit more crunch.

RECIPE BY SARAH GLOVER • PHOTOGRAPHY & FILM BY LUISA BRIMBLE

 

Croutons

INGREDIENTS

200g Chickpeas
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
Salt To taste
1 tablespoon Garlic Powder

DIRECTIONS

Pre-heat the oven to at 200 degrees C.
Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Drain and rinse the chickpeas, rub dry using a tea towel. Place in a bowl and add the olive oil, salt and garlic powder.
Place in the oven for 30-­40 mins tossing over 10 mins. They will become firm to touch and have a wonderful golden colour.

Salad Dressing

INGREDIENTS

100g Raw Cashews (soaked overnight)
50ml Olive Oil
50ml Lemon Juice
1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
1 clove Garlic
1 teaspoon Capers
Salt & Pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

Add the cashews, olive oil, lemon juice, dijon mustard, garlic, capers. Blitz until it turns into a smooth paste. Season to taste.

Nut & Parmesan Cheese

INGREDIENTS

80g Raw Cashews (soaked overnight)
100g Sesame Seed
50g Hemp Seeds
10g Natural Yeast
50g Olive Oil
10g Garlic Powder
Salt & Pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

Add the cashews into a food processor until they are roughly chopped. Add the sesame seeds, hemp seeds, natural yeast, olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper to the cashews. Pulse until just combined. Salt and pepper to taste. (If you want a little crunch cook this in the oven for approximately 20 mins on a low heat)

How to assemble the
salad together

THE GREENS

3 Black Radish (thinly sliced)
1 bunch Kale chopped small and removed from stalk
1 Cos Lettuce Leaves

DIRECTIONS

Place the kale, and lettuce into a bowl, add the dressing and mix till just combined. Arrange into your desired serving dish, and sprinkle the chickpeas and parmesan cheese over. Toss over a little black radish, Eat right away.

 

SERVES 2 • COOKING TIME: 40 MINUTES