My dear old Dad always used to make me a Caesar Salad. I love salads so much that my husband has once nicknamed me ‘rabbit’ when I ate lots of salad. The one person who could make a scrumptious salad was my dad. One of my favourite meals was steak, chips and Caesar salad.
When I discovered I had a gluten intolerance I was gutted that I could no longer eat a Caesar Salad. A Caesar Salad is traditionally made with croutons which are made of bread. The other day I really wanted to eat this salad so I thought about how I could make without the croutons.
Recently I had made roasted garlic and herb chickpeas. So I decided to try these instead of croutons. The result was amazing and so yummy. I don’t think, even if I did like gluten free bread, that I will be going back to croutons. From now on it’s roasted chickpeas for me.
- Sharp knife
- Chopping board
- Large salad or mixing bowl
- Measuring jug
- Glass jar with lid
- Salad spoon and fork
Ingredients for the salad
- Roasted Garlic and Herb Chickpeas x 1 recipe
- Salad bag or lettuce x 1
- Tomatoes x 20 small or plum tomatoes
- Pine nuts x 2 handfuls
Method for the salad
- Wash and cut the salad or lettuce.
- Next wash the tomatoes and cut them in half.
- Put these into the salad or mixing bowl.
- Sprinkle over the pine nuts and roasted chickpeas and set aside.
Ingredients for the dressing
- Olive oil x 50 mls
- Apple cider vinegar x 20 mls
- Avocado x 1/2
- Maple syrup x 2 tsps
- Dried mixed herbs x 1 tsp
- Garlic granules x 1 tsp
- Salt and pepper to taste
Method for the dressing
- Measure the olive oil and pour this into the nutribullet cup or blender.
- Next measure the apple cider vinegar and pour it into the cup or blender.
- Scoop out the flesh from half the avocado and put this into the cup or blender.
- Add in the maple syrup, dried mixed herbs and garlic granules.
- Put the lid on and blender until all the ingredients are smooth.
- Now add in the salt and pepper to taste.
- Blend these ingredients again.
- Pour or spoon out the dressing onto the salad.
- Toss all the ingredients together and serve.
- Then enjoy.
Gluten Free Caesar Salad is delicious and so simple to do. If the crouton replacement, roasted chickpeas, is already made then it’s so easy. It can be served with steak and chips or even better, this salad is great on its own as a main dish. I have also used pine nuts and I made an avocado dressing. Normally in a Caesar salad there is flaked Parmesan cheese and a mayo dressing. I wanted to make this a dairy free salad too so these were the ingredients I used instead. However you decide to eat this salad, as always, please enjoy.
Do you love Caesar salad like me and if so, have you ever tried it gluten free? Let me know in the comments below and please don’t forget to like and follow me. Thank you. xxx