Vegetarian Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad has always been my favorite salad for 2 reasons:

  1. It has no greens, and
  2. Croutons. Croutons. Croutons <3 <3

I hardly cared about what kind of dressing is being used in this salad. But recently I found out that they use Anchovies (An anchovy is a small, common salt-water forage fish) in the store-bought dressing. And you wouldn’t believe how shocked I was. I decided I will try to recreate my own salad dressing using Vegetarian ingredients.


Ingredients: 4-5 servings

For the Vegan Caesar Dressing (~1 cup):

2 tbsp Maisie Jane’s unsweetened cashew butter
1/4 cup lukewarm water
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tbsp vegan Worcestershire sauce 
1/2 tsp sea salt 
1/2 tsp black pepper powder

For the salad:

2 small washed heads of romaine lettuce
1 cup garlic croutons
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese

*In a small bowl, combine cashew butter, Parmesan cheese, Worcestershire sauce, dijon mustard, and lemon juice. Season it to taste with salt and black pepper. If you refrigerate it, the dressing thickens. Please keep it at room temperature if you plan to serve soon.
*Tear the lettuce with your hand and place it in a large bowl. Add the dressing, Parmesan cheese, and seasoned croutons. Toss the salad and serve immediately 🙂

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Have you tried this yet? Any questions?