Okay, I know it’s hard to actually see the dressing in this picture.
But it’s there and it’s delicious.
In all honesty, I haven’t eaten a real Caesar salad in a long time so I don’t fully remember what it tastes like. And that makes it harder to judge how close this vegan version comes to the real thing.
However, I will say this: the dressing is creamy, garlicky, tangy, aromatic and full of flavour. Really, what more could you ask for in a salad dressing? I don’t think you’ll regret giving this one a try.
I added a lot of veggies to my salad to give it more substance and fashioned some croutons out of my almond pulp crackers. If you want a more traditional Caesar salad, feel free to leave the extra vegetables out, or you could add in some tempeh bacon.
If you’re vegetarian or vegan, do you have a hard time recalling what old favourites taste like?
Vegan Caesar Dressing
From Making Love in the Kitchen
2 tbsp almond butter (or ground almonds)
2 cloves garlic
3 tbsp nutritional yeast
2 tbsp Braggs or tamari
1 lemon, juiced
3 tbsp Dijon mustard
1/3 cup water
1 tbsp olive oil (or flax oil)
Blend all ingredients together and pour over your salad.