VEGAN CAESAR SALAD WITH PUMPKIN SEED PARMESAN

    VEGAN CAESAR SALAD WITH PUMPKIN SEED PARMESAN

    The key to this stupidly sexy salad is the dressing so let’s start there.

    VEGAN DRESSING:

    In a food processor, pour in:

    ½ cup of pre-soaked cashews (2 hrs is ideal)

    ½ cup of water

    Juice of 1 lemon

    1-2 Tbspoons of Tamari (or soy sauce if you don’t have a gluten allergy)

    1 Tbspoon of olive oil

    1 Tbspoon of Nutritional Yeast

    1 small pack of seaweed snacks

    Salt (Sea salt or Dulse) as needed

    I would put more salt if you aren’t putting in anchovies. I personally like to add anchovies to my salad (not the dressing), making it more hearty. I go for vegan options not because I’m actually vegan but because I have an intolerance to all dairy.

    Blend it all in the food processor until smooth.

    Then cut up your romaine hearts, pour the dressing on top. 

    OPTIONAL:

    1) Add pre-made pumpkin seed parmesan (If you are in NY, I love the One Lucky Duck brand) but there are many on the market.

    2) Add a can of chopped anchovies.

    P.S. I have been so nervous to try nutritional yeast cuz it just sounds like the least sexy ingredient everrrrr but I’m happy to report it is delish! I was licking the dressing out of the food processor bowl like a maniac.