Vegan Caesar Salad

This Vegan Caesar Salad is crunchy and tangy, made with crisp romaine lettuce, crunchy roasted chickpeas and the best vegan caesar salad dressing.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
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Vegan Caesar Salad

Hi Friends! Today I’m sharing this glorious Vegan Caesar Salad recipe with you! This recipe is crunchy and tangy, made with crisp romaine lettuce, crunchy roasted chickpeas and the best vegan caesar dressing. It’s the perfect salad to serve this summer be it dinner with family, or a bbq! 

Vegan or not, everyone can get on board with a killer caesar salad recipe and this vegan caesar salad does not disappoint!

So, let me tell you exactly how to make this recipe. 

vegan caesar salad

Vegan Cesar Salad 

This vegan caesar salad is:

  • Crunchy
  • Tangy
  • Summery
  • Healthy and wholesome
  • Refreshing
  • Tossed in the best homemade vegan caesar dressing
  • Sprinkled with crunchy roasted chickpeas 

All-in-all, it’s an easy salad recipe to toss together, and it is such a crowd-pleaser. What I love most about this recipe is that it’s a healthy spin on traditional caesar salad, made vegan with a wholesome and simple vegan caesar dressing, crunchy chickpeas (in replace of croutons) and optional vegan parmesan cheese.

It’s a caesar salad that you can feel good about devouring. I know you’re going to love it. 

how to make vegan caesar salad

How to make a vegan caesar salad

This vegan caesar salad is so easy to make. Which is why I have given it my newbie cook stamp of approval. The ingredients are simple and it comes together effortlessly.

You can also prepare the salad dressing and roasted chickpeas in advance to make it extra quick to toss together. 

vegan caesar dressing

Vegan Caesar Dressing 

You are going to LOVE this vegan caesar dressing! It’s creamy, tangy, and refreshing.

Just 3 ingredients makes up the base of this recipe: Tahini, lemon, and dijon mustard. It’s healthy and wholesome, and likely you already have the ingredients on hand. The recipe is not only vegan, but it’s also gluten-free, oil-free and sugar-free. 

You can find the recipe to my vegan caesar dressing here. You’ll need 1 batch of this dressing to make this vegan caesar salad.

how to make vegan caesar salad

how to make vegan caesar salad

In my opinion, this homemade vegan caesar dressing is so much tastier than store bought brands. Plus it takes minutes to whip together.

I’ve never had much success with finding a good vegan caesar dressing brand; and I’ve tried my fair share. If you’re interested, here is a list of top favourite vegan caesar dressing brands from Peta. (Perhaps I’m a tad more picky than them, since I’ve tried many on this list. But if you ask me, my homemade version is SO much tastier, more wholesome, and it’s easy to make!).

vegan caesar salad

Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

I’ve topped this recipe with crunchy roasted chickpeas, for a little protein and crunch! Making crunchy roasted chickpeas in the oven is very simple, and it’s a healthy substitution for traditional croutons. 

Using crunchy roasted chickpeas also keeps this recipe gluten-free. 

We will make the crunchy roasted chickpeas by tossing them in a little oil, sea salt and pepper. Roast in the oven at 400F/200C until crispy, about 30 minutes. 

If you prefer, you can also buy store-bought crunchy chickpeas. 

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vegan caesar saladSo there we have it. A deliciously wholesome, creamy, crunchy, and refreshing vegan caesar salad that you can enjoy all summer long. I know you’re going to love this recipe as much as we do!

If you do make this recipe please let me know in the comments below what you think! I truly love hearing from you, and I’m always here to answer any questions you might have. And of course, tag me on Instagram with your pictures using the hashtag #twospoons. Nothing makes me happier than to see your recreations.

Vegan Caesar Salad

This Vegan Caesar Salad is crunchy and tangy, made with crisp romaine lettuce, crunchy roasted chickpeas and the best vegan caesar salad dressing.
vegan caesar salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Serves 4 people


Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas (Croutons)

  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • pinch pepper

Caesar Salad

  • 1 head romaine lettuce (1.5 lb/680 g), chopped
  • 1 batch Vegan Caesar Dressing
  • 1/3 cup vegan parmesan cheese (optional)


  • Make the crunchy roasted chickpeas: Pre-heat oven to 400F/200C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pat the chickpeas very dry and toss into a medium bowl with the olive oil, sea salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Pour the seasoned chickpeas onto the baking sheet and roast until crunchy and golden, 30 to 35 minutes. Stir after 20 minutes for an even bake. Let cool.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the romaine lettuce and pour in 1 batch of the Vegan Caesar Dressing. Toss to combine. Sprinkle with vegan parmesan cheese (optional) and toss again. Transfer the salad to a serving bowl and sprinkle with the crunchy roasted chickpeas.


Roasted chickpeas can be replaced with 1 cup store-bought roasted chickpeas, or 1 cup of croutons. (Croutons will make this recipe no longer gluten-free and grain-free).
Get the recipe for my Vegan Caesar Dressing.
Nutritional information is a rough estimate. 



Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 394mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 13696IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. I love this recipe! Super simple and so yummy and filling. Thanks for sharing. Note: I did my chickpeas in an air fryer at 400F for about 15-18 minutes.

    • Hi Vero! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe! We absolutely love it too. Thanks for sharing those details about the air-fryer! I don’t have one, but really thinking I should get one!