Healthier Caesar Pasta Salad by Jordan from Prickly Fresh

About Jordan Elbaum from Prickly Fresh

Hello! I’m Jordan, the photographer, recipe developer and face behind the food & wellness blog Prickly Fresh. I share simple, yet elevated healthy-ish recipes, clean beauty products, and wellness tips for the food-loving wellness enthusiast.

I’m so excited to try this quick and easy recipe. Jordan is always making tasty dishes and tempting me with new products as she shares her grocery deliveries. Follow Jordan for more healthy recipes at and on Instagram @pricklyfresh

Caesar Pasta Salad Recipe

Caesar Pasta Salad is an easy and healthy weeknight meal made gluten & dairy free.  

Prep Time: 5 minutes 
Cook Time: 25 minutes 
Servings: 8 Servings 
Calories: 513kcal


  • Air Fryer or Oven

Ingredients for Caesar Pasta Salad

Crispy Chickpeas

  • 1 Can of Chickpeas rinsed and dried
  • 1 Tbs Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Sea Salt

Caesar Pasta Salad

  • 3 Heads of Romaine chopped
  • 3 Roasted Red Peppers out of the jar
  • 1/4-1/2 cup Dairy-Free Caesar Dressing I love Tessemae’s
  • 1 box Banza Bowtie Pasta


  • Rinse and dry chickpeas. Place in a small bowl with olive oil + salt and add to an air fryer at 400°F for 15-20 minutes or until crispy golden brown. *if you don’t own an air fryer, place them on a baking sheet at 400°F for 25-30 minutes shaking them occasionally*
  • In a medium pot bring water to a bowl and cook pasta according to package directions. Strain and let cool. It might be helpful to add a drop of olive oil once the noodles come out so they don’t stick.
  • Chop romaine and red peppers and add to a large bowl. Add cooled pasta + caesar dressing and mix until well combined. Top with crispy chickpeas. Enjoy!

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Healthy Caesar Pasta Salad Recipe
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