Vegan Caesar Salad Recipe

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Sue December 4, 2020

How To Make Vegan Caesar Salad

Try a healthier meal for lunch today with our tangy caesar salad! It’s a vegan-friendly salad that’s packed with tasteful seasonings and veggies.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2sliceswhole-grain bread,or gluten-free bread
  • ½garlic clove
  • extra-virgin olive oil spray
  • 3romaine lettuce heads
  • 2radishes,sliced paper-thin
  • 2tbspchives,chopped
  • 2tspcapers,drained
  • 2tbsphemp seeds
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • lemon wedges,for serving
  • ¼cupmicrogreens,optional
  • red pepper flakes,pinches, optional

For Vegan Caesar Dressing:

  • ½cupraw cashews
  • 1garlic clove
  • 2tbspfresh lemon juice
  • 2tspdijon mustard
  • 2tspcapers,drained
  • ½cupwater
  • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Rub the bread slices with the cut side of the garlic clove, then slice the bread into cubes.

  3. Spritz the bread cubes with olive oil.

  4. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until crispy. Set aside.

Vegan Caesar Dressing:

  1. In a high-speed blender, place the cashews, garlic, lemon juice, mustard, capers, water, and a few grinds of black pepper.

  2. Blend until creamy.

Caesar Salad:

  1. Preheat a grill or grill pan to high heat.

  2. Slice the romaine heads in half lengthwise, then drizzle with a bit of olive oil and pinches of salt and pepper.

  3. Grill the romaine, cut-side down, for 1 to 2 minutes until char marks form.

  4. Gently flip the romaine, then grill for 2 minutes more.

  5. Place the grilled romaine onto a bowl, then drizzle with the dressing.

  6. Top with the radishes, chives, capers, and croutons.

  7. Sprinkle with the hemp seeds, microgreens, and red pepper flakes.

  8. Serve with the lemon wedges and the remaining dressing on the side, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 224.61kcal
  • Fat: 12.95g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.95g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.52g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.94g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.58g
  • Fiber: 10.12g
  • Sugar: 5.53g
  • Protein: 9.13g
  • Sodium: 904.20mg
  • Calcium: 144.00mg
  • Potassium: 981.19mg
  • Iron: 5.18mg
  • Vitamin A: 1367.88µg
  • Vitamin C: 19.92mg
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