Kale Caesar Pasta Salad

This kale Caesar pasta salad is a fun spin on a traditional Caesar, but with some nutritious (and delicious!) additions. I'm talking crispy chickpeas, homemade sourdough croutons, extra veggies and creamy avocado.

Ingredients:

– Pasta -- Kale -- Chickpeas -- Avocado -- Cucumber -- Lemon -- Olive Oil -- Homemade Croutons -- Parmesan Cheese -- Caesar Dressing - Chicken

Can I add bacon to this Caesar salad?

If you like it, then of course! I chose to omit it from this recipe as I prefer chicken breast for protein, however it's always an option.

Storage

I recommend eating this salad fresh for the best results. I find the avocado, cucumbers and croutons will get soggy if stored longer than 24 hours. 

Top Tip

Allow the pasta to cool prior to adding to the salad. I recommend placing it in the freezer while you prep the remaining toppings to speed up the process.

Is kale Caesar pasta salad healthy?

I think so. We have tons of fibre, micronutrients from various veggies, protein, and complex carbohydrates. It's an amazing recipe that's a bit more nutrient-dense than a regular Caesar salad.

Can I add bacon to this Caesar salad?

If you like it, then of course! I chose to omit it from this recipe as I prefer chicken breast for protein, however it's always an option.

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