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hail, caesar

February 1, 2010

During my last trip to Whole Foods I happened upon a bottle of vegan Worcestershire sauce. Ever since I ditched dairy and fish I’ve had a major hankering for some Caesar loving, and I’ve been itching to whip up a batch for a while.

Today I found myself with some solo kitchen time (which is an extreme rarity in a house with 6 girls who all love to eat) so I found a recipe and put my food processor to work.

I used the recipe from Skinny Bitch in the Kitch, but I altered it enough that I think I can safely post it here.

Blend:

  • 4 oz (1/3 block) lite silken tofu
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 3/4 t dried minced garlic (or 3 cloves of the real stuff)
  • 2 T nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 T Dijon mustard
  • 2 t vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • a little salt
  • lots of pepper
  • 1/4 t kelp flakes
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water (enough to thin it out)

Toss with a head of romaine, sliced tomato, chickpeas, and a dusting of nutritional yeast.

I think I’m going to get 2 meals out of this batch, but I like my Caesars to be pretty saturated, so you could get 3 or 4. At first I was a little disappointed with the taste, but as soon as I let the flavors sit and absorb into the lettuce, I couldn’t eat this fast enough. It was creamy, delicious, and totally worth the 5 minutes that it took to make and clean up.

I’ve been really bad about making stuff from scratch recently. I’m just much more inclined to throw together a big salad or stir fry and eat a bagel for my carb portion. This really took no time at all to make though, so I will definitely be trying out some new recipes in the very near future.

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. February 2, 2010 12:03 am

    haha! i forgot i have that cookbook… but i miss caesar salad, so i think i need to make this!

  2. Stef @ moretolifethanlettuce permalink
    February 2, 2010 2:13 am

    such a great title. i miss having caesar dressing bc of the whole fishy aspect, but this vegan version sounds great!

  3. February 2, 2010 11:36 am

    Yuuum. Your caesar salad looks good! I’m not usually a huge fan but I would definitely eat this one. :)

  4. February 2, 2010 11:52 am

    THAT. SOUNDS. SO. GOOD.

    I haven’t had legit caesar salad since I was a kidddieee! Haha.
    And it was easy to make?? Shooo, I may have to try that soon!

  5. February 2, 2010 2:40 pm

    I love finding crazy new stuff at WF. That store is the reason I spend more money on food than anything else. Never was a big Caesar salad girl, but Skinny Bitch recipes are always worth it!

  6. February 2, 2010 8:06 pm

    Yum I used to love caesar dressing! I havent had it since going vegan, cant wait to make this :)

  7. February 2, 2010 9:47 pm

    That Caesar looks so much better than the ones in restaurants! Thanks for the recipe :-)

  8. February 3, 2010 4:01 pm

    Hmm….tofu? I’m skeptical, but the picture actually looks really creamy! I like that sprinkle of kelp flakes in there!

  9. February 4, 2010 1:43 pm

    Yummy; this salad looks delishy and I love kelp in my salads too! Have a great day!

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