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Vegan ‘chicken’ Caesar salad  recipe

Vegan ‘chicken’ Caesar salad recipe

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This vegan take on a Caesar salad features chicken-style pieces, crispy spiced chickpeas and creamy avocado. Dig in! See method

  • Serves 4
  • 25 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 417 calories / serving
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Dairy-free


  • 400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, finely crushed
  • 1 ciabatta roll, roughly torn
  • 200g Plant Chef meat-free chicken-style pieces
  • 1 Romaine lettuce, roughly chopped
  • 1 ripe avocado, roughly chopped

For the Caesar dressing

  • 2 tbsp vegan mayonnaise
  • ½ lemon, zest and juice
  • 1 small garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp capers, finely chopped
If you don't have chickpeas, you can use any tinned bean in water

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    23g 33%
  • Saturates

    3g 17%
  • Sugars

    7g 8%
  • Salt

    1.6g 27%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 27.6g Protein 21.2g Fibre 7.8g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C. On a large baking tray, toss the chickpeas with the paprika, soy sauce, maple syrup and ½ tbsp oil together, then roast for 15 mins, tossing occasionally, until lightly crispy.

  2. Heat ½ tbsp oil in a large frying pan over a medium high heat, add the garlic and ciabatta and fry for 5-6 mins, stirring frequently, until crisp and golden. Add the chicken-style pieces to the pan and fry according to pack instructions until heated through. 

  3. Whisk together the Caesar dressing ingredients to pouring consistency, adding a splash of water if it is too thick. Season with a pinch of freshly ground black pepper.

  4. Tip the lettuce into a large bowl and top with the roasted chickpeas, ciabatta croutons, chicken-style pieces and avocado and drizzle with the Caesar dressing.  Toss together before serving.

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