Charred Broccolini With Tahini Caesar And Crispy Chickpeas


A delicious new take on Caesar dressing for veggie-forward eaters.

Charred Broccolini With Tahini Caesar And Crispy Chickpeas

Jennifer Causey

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins

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.


  • 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), plus

    shaved 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


  1. 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.

  2. Toss together bread, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 3 tablespoons
    oil in a medium bowl.

  3. Remove baking sheet from oven and top broccolini mixture with
    bread mixture. Roast until broccolini is well browned, chickpeas are
    crisp, and bread is toasted and crisp, about 15 minutes. Let cool
    for 10 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, whisk cheese, tahini, lemon juice, 3 tablespoons water, mustard, garlic, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small bowl until creamy.

  5. Toss together roasted broccolini mixture, salad greens, and tahini dressing in a large bowl. Garnish with shaved cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

680 Calories
35g Fat
73g Carbs
24g Protein
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.

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