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Katie Austin

Broiled Ceasar Salad

1 head of romaine lettuce

1/2 Tbsp olive oil

1/4 tsp salt and pepper

1/4 cup fresh shaved Parmesan cheese

1 cup chickpeas to top with

Optional: 1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken

Dressing ingredients (if you feel like making from scratch):

1 teaspoon anchovy paste (if you want)

2 small minced garlic cloves

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon dijon mustard

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

2/3 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup freshly grated parm

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

The recipe:

Position oven rack to the highest level and heat oven to low broil.

Prep your romaine by chopping off the stems and separating the leaves from the stem! I like to pat the leaves dry before placing into my baking sheet just so they bake a little more evenly!

Prep your chickpeas – make sure they’re cooked. I totally love using the canned ones for super fast and easy prep. Drain the liquid can if you use canned and rinse before placing on a baking sheet.

Once you put your pieces into a baking sheet, drizzle with a little bit of olive oil then season with a dash salt and pepper. In a different baking sheet, add your chickpeas and drizzle with olive oil, garlic powder and Lawry’s (my favorite seasoning EVER, but optional don’t worry if you want to just use salt and pepper to season).

Broil the lettuce for about 10 minutes so the leaves are wilted, then remove from the oven leaving the chickpeas in for an additional 5 minutes. for a total of 15 minutes

I like to do my own take on Caesar dressing – I use the Marie’s Ceasar Dressing, olive oil, extra pepper and Worcestershire. It makes it a little less mayo heavy if you know what I mean.

But if you prefer to make your own homemade dressing – combine the dressing ingredients in a bowl for your traditional take on the Caesar dressing!

Take your lettuce out and plate, I like to add shredded pre-made rotisserie chicken just to keep things fast and simple but still get my healthy protein. Then once your chickpeas are done go ahead and add those too!

Top with your dressing, parm and a little bit of black pepper and enjoy!! It is so incredible and a fun way to mix up your normal Caesar!!