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This Kale Caesar Pasta Salad is dairy-free and absolutely delicious! Fresh kale, chilled farfalle, vegan parmesan, roasted chickpeas, homemade ciabatta croutons & creamy caesar dressing!

This Kale Caesar Pasta Salad is dairy-free and absolutely delicious! Fresh kale, chilled farfalle, vegan parmesan, roasted chickpeas, homemade ciabatta croutons & creamy caesar dressing | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #pastasalad #summerrecipes

It wouldn’t be the first day of spring without a great salad. And this Kale Caesar Pasta Salad has everything you could want! Chopped kale & bowtie pasta are tossed with my homemade vegan caesar dressing and then topped with vegan parmesan, roasted chickpeas & homemade ciabatta croutons. Fresh, filling and delicious!

How to Make Roasted Chickpeas & Ciabatta Croutons

The chickpeas and croutons are cooked at the same time on the same baking sheet. We like to keep things easy around here.

Add cubed ciabatta to one side of a baking sheet and drained chickpeas to the other side. Toss the ciabatta with olive oil, garlic powder and salt. Toss the chickpeas with olive oil, garlic powder, dried parsley, salt & pepper.

Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 20 minutes, flipping halfway. Remove from the oven – the chickpeas should be crispy and the bread should be dried out.

This Kale Caesar Pasta Salad is dairy-free and absolutely delicious! Fresh kale, chilled farfalle, vegan parmesan, roasted chickpeas, homemade ciabatta croutons & creamy caesar dressing | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #pastasalad #summerrecipes

How to Make Vegan Caesar Dressing

Vegan caesar salad dressing is one of my absolute favorites! The ingredients for the dressing are pretty straight forward:

  • vegan mayo
  • garlic 
  • capers
  • caper brine
  • dijon mustard
  • dried parsley
  • lemon juice
  • pepper

Add everything to a food processor and pulse until combined – scrapping down the sides as needed. Give it a taste and adjust any of the seasonings you need to.

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Assemble it

While the chickpeas/croutons are baking, cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Drain it and rinse it with cold water.

To assemble, add the pasta, kale, chickpeas, parmesan, croutons and dressing to a large bowl. Toss to combine and serve at room temperature or chilled. If you are making this ahead of time, I would leave off the croutons until right before serving, to keep them crispy.

This Kale Caesar Pasta Salad is dairy-free and absolutely delicious! Fresh kale, chilled farfalle, vegan parmesan, roasted chickpeas, homemade ciabatta croutons & creamy caesar dressing | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #pastasalad #summerrecipes
This Kale Caesar Pasta Salad is dairy-free and absolutely delicious! Fresh kale, chilled farfalle, vegan parmesan, roasted chickpeas, homemade ciabatta croutons & creamy caesar dressing | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #pastasalad #summerrecipes

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This Kale Caesar Pasta Salad is dairy-free and absolutely delicious! Fresh kale, chilled farfalle, vegan parmesan, roasted chickpeas, homemade ciabatta croutons & creamy caesar dressing | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #pastasalad #summerrecipes

Kale Caesar Pasta Salad

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
This Kale Caesar Pasta Salad is dairy-free and absolutely delicious! Fresh kale, chilled farfalle, vegan parmesan, roasted chickpeas, homemade ciabatta croutons & creamy caesar dressing!
5 from 3 ratings

Ingredients

FOR THE CHICKPEAS & CROUTONS

FOR THE VEGAN CAESAR DRESSING

FOR THE PASTA SALAD

  • 12 ounces farfalle dry
  • 1/4 cup vegan parmesan
  • 2 cups kale chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add the ciabatta to one side of the baking sheet with 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon garlic powder and a pinch of salt. Toss to coat. To the other side of the baking sheet add the chickpeas, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, dried parsley, pepper and a pinch of salt. Toss to coat. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes, flipping halfway.
  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions, drain and set aside.
  • Add all of the dressing ingredients to a food processor and pulse to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Set aside.
  • To assemble, add the pasta, kale, chickpeas, parmesan, croutons and dressing to a large bowl. Toss to combine and serve at room temperature or chilled.

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Calories: 495kcal, Carbohydrates: 62g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 21g
Cuisine: American
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
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This Kale Caesar Pasta Salad is dairy-free and absolutely delicious! Fresh kale, chilled farfalle, vegan parmesan, roasted chickpeas, homemade ciabatta croutons & creamy caesar dressing | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #pastasalad #summerrecipes