That Famous Pintrest Kale Salad

You know the one I'm talking about, right? 
Kale Caesar Salad with Crispy Garbanzo Bean Croutons

Yea, it's been floating around my board like crazy, and I had to give a whirl myself.

The recipe - salad and dressing - call for the following ingredients. 

 For the Dressing:
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise or vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons of water to thin if necessary
  • salt and pepper to taste
For the Garbanzo Beans:
  • 1 15oz can garbanzo beans
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
For the Salad:
  • 1 head lacianto kale
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Caesar dressing
  • crispy garbanzo beans
  • **I added chicken (cooked from the night before) and cherry tomato's
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Drain garbanzo beans and pat dry. Lay in a baking dish and remove the flimsy skin with your finger tips. (this takes 10 minutes). Then bake beans for 30-40 minutes, or until crispy. 

3.  While the beans bake, prepare dressing. In a blender - combine dressing ingredients (except water, salt, and pepper). Mix. Add 1-2tsp of water to thin, then salt and pepper to taste.

4. Prepare kale, and extra add-on's

5. Combine everything, toss with homemade dressing, and enjoy

 Another Pintrest win for us!


  1. Our local store sells dried (baked to dehydrate) garbanzos and they're freaking addicting!!! I throw those on salads on the regular. I make a really lazy version of this salad - kale + LF ceasar dressing :) Looks delicious!

  2. This looks good. I find kale has a fairly bitter taste but the dressing likely offsets it.

    Thanks for sharing!