Romaine Salad with Chipotle-Caesar Dressing and Oven-Roasted Chickpea Croutons

Recipe Description

Chickpea Croutons ingredients

  • 2 15-oz. cans chickpeas, rinsed, drained, patted very dry
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 6 tablespoons avocado oil

Romaine Salad with Chipolte-Caesar Dressing ingredients

  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced canned chipotle chiles in adobo
  • 1 head romaine (1 pound), tough outer leaves discarded and head quartered lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1-inch strips

Chickpea Croutons Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine dry chickpeas, paprika, cayenne, salt and avocado oil and put in a single layer on a roasting pan. Roast for 30-40 minutes, shaking the pan every 10 minutes until brown and crunchy.

Salad Directions

Put parmesan in a medium bowl and add extra virgin olive oil in a slow stream, whisking. Whisk in lime juice, garlic, chipotles, and 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper.

Toss romaine with dressing and top with roasted chickpeas.

Optional topping:  Grass-fed hamburger patty with melted cheddar cheese

Recipe Details

  • Date January 24, 2014
  • Tags salads

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