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Caesar Pasta Salad

Caesar Pasta Salad

Caesar Pasta Salad

Recipe By Miranda Barnett, Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Yields

6 servings

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cooking Time

30 Minutes

Recipe By Miranda Barnett, Savory Spice Test Kitchen

A fun twist on a classic Caesar salad, this plant-based Caesar pasta salad is perfect to wow the crowd at your next potluck, or to whip up in bulk for a week's meal prep.

Ingredients

For dressing:

1 cup vegan mayonnaise


3 Tbsp. olive oil

1 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice

For crispy chickpeas:

1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1 Tbsp. olive oil


For salad:

8 oz. cavatappi or other short pasta, cooked according to package directions and chilled

2 large heads romaine, chopped

1 cup halved cherry tomatoes

Grated Parmesan cheese (regular or plant-based), to garnish

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Caesar Seasoning

    Caesar Seasoning is a dry, plant-based version of the traditional flavor of Caesar salad dressing. This dry spice is great in applications that Cae...

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Directions

Step 1: Make dressing

In a medium bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients until well combined. Cover and chill until ready to use.

Step 2: Make crispy chickpeas

Preheat oven to 450 degrees and line a sheet tray with parchment paper. Spread chickpeas in an even layer on sheet tray and season with oil and Caesar Seasoning. Use hands to mix until all chickpeas are coated. Roast for 30 min. until crispy, rotating tray halfway through.

Step 3: Assemble salad

In a large bowl, combine pasta, romaine, tomatoes, and chickpeas. Add dressing and mix until all components are evenly coated. Garnish with Parmesan cheese and serve.