Everyone asks me what I crave after being vegan and it’s definitely not what I expected. I went from eating red meat about 4 times a week, to following a plant based whole foods diet. And my top two cravings are seafood and caesar salads. I satisfy the seafood craving by putting Old Bay Seasoning on things, haha! But the caesar dressing is something that I have struggled to master….so much that I normally just go to The Top and buy the salad instead of making my own. Well I think I got it good this time!!!
Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing
2 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of Dijon dressing
7 cloves of roasted garlic (this seems like a lot, but roasting them mellows them out..so you need more!)
1 teaspoon of tamari
1 teaspoon of nutritional yeast
1/2 teaspoon of white pepper
3 tablespoons of olive oil
Mix all ingredients together in your favorite food processor/blender/ or hell…just shake it really well in a mason jar.
I like my caesar salad to include : romaine lettuce, tomatoes, pine nuts and this dressing. The pine nuts replace the nutty flavor of the parmesan cheese. Toss everything together and serve chilled. Yummy!!!