By JJ Virgin

Steak Caesar Salad With Crispy Spiced Chickpeas


April 19, 2023

Makes: 4 servings



⅓ cup raw cashew butter

2 cloves garlic

3 tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp Dijon mustard

2 tsp Simple Truth Organic Vegan Worcestershire Sauce

1 tsp Lakanto® Sugar Free Maple Syrup

½ tsp sea salt

¼ cup warm water

Crispy Spiced Chickpeas:

1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1 tbsp avocado oil

1 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp garlic powder

½ tsp sea salt


1 lb grass-fed, grass-finished filet mignon tenderloin steaks

½ tsp sea salt

½ tsp coarse ground pepper

1 tsp avocado oil

4 cups romaine lettuce, chopped

⅓ cup hemp hearts


1Add all dressing ingredients (except water) into the blender. Blend on high for 1 minute while slowly pouring in warm water. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate.

2Preheat oven to 375°F. Add chickpeas into a mixing bowl and toss with avocado oil and seasonings. Place chickpeas on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 25-30 minutes. Chickpeas should be crispy and browned when done. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

3Heat grill on medium-high. Season filet with salt and pepper, then saturate with avocado oil.

4When grill is hot, place filet at an angle and cook for 3 minutes. Lift filet and place in the opposite angle on the same side for 3 more minutes. (This gives the filet a cross-hatch appearance.) Turn filet on the opposite side and repeat the steps (3 minutes on each angle). Approximate time and temperature as follows (they will vary depending on the size of the steak):

• Rare: 120° to 125°
• Medium Rare: 130° to 135°
• Medium: 140° to 145°
• Medium Well: 150° to 155°
• Well Done: 160° and above

5Take steak off and place on a plate to rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

6Place chopped lettuce in a bowl with hemp hearts, chickpeas, and dressing. Toss together and separate into bowls.

7Slice the filet into thin slices. Place 4 oz of filet slices on top of the salad.



Nutrition Facts

Sugar 3g
Total Fat32g
Total Carbohydrates26g
Dietary Fiber7g