One of the cruelest realities about salad is that most of the ones I like are very fattening, especially one of my favorites- Caesar salad. It’s simple and easy and filled with cheese and carbs, probably one of the reasons why I like it so much. I started to get a craving for it and I wanted to see if I could make a low fat, dairy free version. I’m not vegan, and I am not eliminating cheese from my life, but I do want to significantly reduce my dairy intake. My goal for this year is healing and I know part of that healing is what put in my mouth. I am trying to eat more vegetables but I still want to enjoy my food. I like enjoying food and I know I will have more success if I do.
I found this delicious recipe for vegan Caesar dressing. It’ super easy to make and doesn’t take a lot of time. I made some tweaks for my taste and wanted to share it with you. I added some gluten free croutons and tiny bit of vegan parmesan and devoured it in two days. I ate it with the most delicious herb roasted chicken I threw together and had a food experience. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it.
**You can also use nutritional yeast as an alternative to vegan parmesan.
Vegan Caesar Dressing Recipe:
- 1 tbsp flax seeds + 3 tbsp water
- 2 small clove of garlic
- 2 dill pickles
- 8 tbsp of vegan Parmesan cheese
- 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp prepared mustard
- Black Pepper to taste
- 1/8 tsp of salt to taste
- Blend the flax seeds and the water in a blender. Let stand for 5 minutes.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
- Store the dressing in the fridge.