Easy Vegan Lunch: Caesar Style Chickpea & Sweet Potato Salad

by Lovely Jubley
Caesar Style Chickpea & Sweet Potato Salad

Easy Vegan Lunch: Caesar Style Chickpea & Sweet Potato Salad

If you’re anything like me, the thought of a delicious, quick, and easy vegan lunch is enough to brighten up your day. Today, I’ve got a game-changer for your midday cravings – a Caesar Style Chickpea & Sweet Potato Salad. This dish not only ticks all the boxes for simplicity but also packs a flavourful punch.

Even when you’ve got no time, you’ve got time for this!

In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, finding time for a wholesome meal can be a challenge. But fear not, because this Caesar Style Chickpea & Sweet Potato Salad is here to rescue you from those lunchtime blues. Let’s get right into the heart of this delicious creation.

Quick, easy, and incredibly flavourful!

This recipe is not only a celebration of Veganuary but also a testament to the fact that plant-based meals can be quick, easy, and incredibly flavourful. Let’s dive into the details:

Ingredients:

For the Salad:

  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1/2 a large sweet potato, diced
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Good pinch of salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cucumber, sliced into half circles
  • 1 head of romaine lettuce, sliced lengthways then thinly across
  • 1 avocado, chopped into chunks

For the Caesar-Style Dressing:

  • 4 tbsp vegan mayo
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves of grated garlic
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 tsp water

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C.
  2. In a bowl, toss the chickpeas and sweet potato with olive oil, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper until well coated.
  3. Spread the chickpeas and sweet potatoes on a baking sheet in a single layer. Roast in the preheated oven for about 30-35 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender and chickpeas are crispy.
  4. While the chickpeas and sweet potatoes are roasting, assemble the rest of the salad. Combine cucumber, romaine lettuce, and avocado in a large bowl.
  5. In a separate small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the Caesar-style dressing until smooth and creamy.
  6. Once the chickpeas and sweet potatoes are done, let them cool for a few minutes before adding them to the salad.
  7. Drizzle the Caesar-style dressing over the salad and toss gently to ensure everything is well coated.
Caesar Style Chickpea & Sweet Potato Salad

Simple Vegan Meals for Busy Days:

This Caesar Style Chickpea & Sweet Potato Salad is the epitome of simplicity without compromising on taste. The combination of roasted chickpeas and sweet potatoes, crisp cucumber, creamy avocado, and the luscious Caesar-style dressing creates a harmony of textures and flavors that will leave you satisfied and fueled for the rest of the day.

In the world of quick and easy vegan lunches, the Caesar Style Chickpea & Sweet Potato Salad is a true hero. With minimal effort and maximum flavor, this dish is sure to become a staple in your busy routine. So, the next time you’re craving something delicious and speedy, give this recipe a try. Your taste buds will thank you, and you’ll be left with more time to conquer the challenges of your day. Happy munching!

Caesar Style Chickpea & Sweet Potato Salad

Watch us make this step by step:

Caesar Style Chickpea & Sweet Potato Salad

This Caesar Style Chickpea & Sweet Potato Salad is easy and simple without compromising on taste. The combination of roasted chickpeas and sweet potatoes, crisp cucumber, creamy avocado, and the luscious Caesar-style dressing creates a balance of textures and flavors that will leave you satisfied.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

For the Salad:

  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1/2 large sweet potato diced
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Good pinch of salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cucumber sliced into half circles
  • 1 head romaine lettuce sliced lengthways then thinly across
  • 1 avocado chopped into chunks

For the Caesar-Style Dressing:

  • 4 tbsp vegan mayo
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 tsp water

Method

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • In a bowl, toss the chickpeas and diced sweet potato with olive oil, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper until well coated.
  • Spread the chickpeas and sweet potatoes on a baking sheet in a single layer. Roast in the preheated oven for about 30-35 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender and chickpeas are crispy.
  • While the chickpeas and sweet potatoes are roasting, assemble the rest of the salad. Combine cucumber, romaine lettuce, and avocado in a large bowl.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the Caesar-style dressing until smooth and creamy.
  • Once the chickpeas and sweet potatoes are done, let them cool for a few minutes before adding them to the salad.
  • Drizzle the Caesar-style dressing over the salad and toss gently to ensure everything is well coated.

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