Food Recipes Charred Broccolini With Tahini Caesar And Crispy Chickpeas A delicious new take on Caesar dressing for veggie-forward eaters. By Liz Mervosh Liz Mervosh Elizabeth Mervosh is a product tester and recipe developer for the Meredith Food Studios in Birmingham, Alabama. Highlights: * Went to work at Meredith Food Studios in 2017 * It houses test kitchens for Southern Living, Real Simple, Food & Wine, People, and Health * Went to culinary school at The Culinary Institute of America * Got her start working in restaurants Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Published on November 18, 2022 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jennifer Causey Prep Time: 20 mins Total Time: 35 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts A traditional Caesar dressing is made with raw eggs and anchovies, but this creamy, savory version calls on tahini for richness, creaminess, and depth of flavor. No need to worry, Parmesan, garlic, and Dijon are still in the game to really drive home the Caesar vibes. You'll drizzle the creamy, nutty dressing over salad greens, crispy roasted broccolini and chickpeas, and chunky homemade croutons to ensure that this salad is a satisfying one you'll want to repeat again and again. Pro tip: pat dry the chickpeas before roasting for extra crispiness. Ingredients 1 lb broccolini, trimmed 1 15.5-oz.can chickpeas, drained, rinsed, and patted dry 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided 1 8-oz. loaf rustic or sourdough bread, torn into bite-size pieces (about 4 cups) 1 oz. parmesan cheese, grated (about 1/4 cup), plusshaved cheese for garnish 1/4 cup tahini 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 2 lemons) 1 teaspoon dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon grated garlic (from 1 clove) 5 oz. spring mix salad Directions Preheat oven to 450°F. Toss together broccolini, chickpeas, 3 tablespoons oil, and 1/2 teaspoon salt on a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Toss together bread, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 3 tablespoonsoil in a medium bowl. Remove baking sheet from oven and top broccolini mixture withbread mixture. Roast until broccolini is well browned, chickpeas arecrisp, and bread is toasted and crisp, about 15 minutes. Let coolfor 10 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk cheese, tahini, lemon juice, 3 tablespoons water, mustard, garlic, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small bowl until creamy. Toss together roasted broccolini mixture, salad greens, and tahini dressing in a large bowl. Garnish with shaved cheese. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 680 Calories 35g Fat 73g Carbs 24g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 680 % Daily Value * Total Fat 35g 45% Saturated Fat 6g 29% Cholesterol 6mg 2% Sodium 958mg 42% Total Carbohydrate 73g 27% Dietary Fiber 15g 52% Total Sugars 10g Protein 24g Vitamin C 74mg 371% Calcium 271mg 21% Iron 8mg 42% Potassium 924mg 20% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.