Caesar Salad was my absolute favorite salad as a child. What's not to like? It's cheesy, it's bacon-y...and crispy croutons!
If a vegan cheesy bacon-y caesar salad seems impossible, it is...but a secret ingredient makes it possible and easy. I've been working with my chef client/friend, Lucas to launch his new Smart Seasoning, a blend of nutritional yeast, dulse seaweed, and other incredibly good for you ingredients so you're adding umami while enhancing health all in one effortless shake. I just love this superfood condiment.
You can get your hands on a jar (or ten) online, or just use three tablespoons of nutritional yeast and 1/2 tsp of salt for the recipe below.
Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing
🥗 1/2 cup Tahini
🥗 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
🥗 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
🥗 1 tsp dijon mustard
🥗 1 clove garlic
🥗 3 tbsp Smart Seasoning
🥗 1/3 cup cold water
Blend all of the above. An immersion blender makes this a breeze.
Use less water, and you have a delicious dip for veggies!
If you're unfamiliar, dulse (rhymes with "pulse") is a red algae that grows on the northern coasts of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. I like to add dulse to the most random things. It adds a wonderful umami to eggs, potatoes...basically anytime you might use bacon, try dulse instead. Like all edible seaweed, dulse is very good for you: fiber, protein, vitamins, trace minerals, healthy fatty acids, and antioxidants!
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