This kale salad is a meal prep friendly meal with plenty of warm roasted goodness, comforting starchy legumes and potatoes, velvety smooth avocado, and crunchy kale. It comes together quickly and can be made with a homemade Caesar dressing or your favorite store bought one!
BBQ Chickpea and Sweet Potato Kale Caesar Salads
Whenever I’m into a certain food or flavor, my taste buds demand it. I have to eat it every week. Then, I eventually burn out and find my next food obsession. Right now, it’s Caesar salads. I discovered this delicious Caesar dressing (#notsponsored) and I can’t get enough of it! If you don’t have access to this dressing and want to make this recipe right now, just use your favorite jar of Caesar dressing OR I’ve included my go-to dairy-free recipe that’s easy.
Typically, with my Caesar salads, I like crunchy romaine. However, here, with this finely chopped kale, it’s heartier, tastier, and with the other ingredients, it flows better. There are barbecue roasted chickpeas which are flavorful and give the chickpeas a meaty flavor.
Then, if you’ve never tried Japanese sweet potatoes, you must! I find them less sweet than a traditional sweet potato and a bit nuttier and drier. They’ve been on repeat at our home. Together with the chickpeas, fluffy kale with creamy Caesar and velvety avocado, this is the kind of meatless salad you’ll find yourself completely satisfied after and craving over and over again.
If you’re a meat eater, try this salad with some rotisserie chicken or BBQ chicken and simply roast the chickpeas without barbecue sauce so it’s not BBQ overload!