THE BEST VEGAN CAESAR SALAD

VEGAN CAESAR SALAD – IS IT POSSIBLE?

The answer is yes! absolutely! This was my favourite salad of all times, and one of the dishes I missed the most when I stopped eating fish.

I struggled veganising it and obtaining the perfect vegan caesar salad dressing was not an easy task. I finally did it! This combination of ingredients is absolutely perfect and you won’t miss the anchovies version for a sec!

INGREDIENTS

  •  2 Roman lettuce plants
  • Half a package of Heura Protein, vegan chicken or 1 small jar of chickpeas toasted with some olive oil
  • Croutons
For the Vegan Caesar dressing:
  • Half a cup of soaked cashews
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil
  • Liquid smoke drops
  • 1 tbsp of kelp or half crushed nori seaweed sheet (nori seaweed preferred)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp of mustard
  • 1 lemon’s juice
For the vegan parmesan cheese:
  • Half a cup of almonds’ ground
  • 2 tbsp of nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp of miso paste
  • Garlic powder, as required
  • Water, as required
  • Himalayan salt and pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. For the famous dressing: process approx. half a cup of previously soaked cashews (either overnight in lukewarm water or one hour in boiling water), a few tbsp of olive oil, some drops of liquid smoke, a tbsp of kelp (seaweed powder / this ingredient is KEY for the sea flavour since we are not using anchovies), 2 or 3 garlic cloves, a bit of water, 1 tsp of mustard, a bit of lemon juice, garlic powder, sea salt and pepper. Bind it and taste it as you go to adjust the flavour and consistency a required – you may need a bit more water, oil or you can even add some vegan mayo.
  2. For the vegan parmesan cheese: mix almond flour, nutritional yeast, a tsp of miso paste, garlic powder, sea salt and pepper. You can watch it on video on my Instagram here.
  3. To prepare the whole salad: mix washed and dried Roman lettuce, some vegan chicken or any other protein (I’ve used @foodsfortomorrow fake vegan chicken which is so yummy and close to real chicken it’s scary) – toasted chickpeas work really well, croutons (I’ve made my own in the oven!), the great dressing you’ve just learned, the vegan parmesan and that is IT!! Let me you if you’ve tried it out!! 

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