Monday, 19 September 2011

Caesar Salad for Vegans

Here's a recipe for a caesar salad dressing, but don't limit it to salad.  We also enjoy this dressing with our grilled or baked tofu and with our steamed green vegetables.  Check it out.  Mmmmm!

Caesar Chavez Dressing
(adapted from Appetite for Reduction)

2 tbsps chopped shallot or green onion
2 tbsps cashew pieces, soaked in water for 1 hour or overnight *
1 tbsp tahini
1 tbsp miso
1/3 cup water
2 tbsps freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp capers with brine
1/8 tsp salt
freshly ground black pepper

Throw it all in a blender and blend for 5 minutes, scraping the sides down as necessary.
* soaking the cashews is really important because it softens them up and allows them to be blended into a smooth dressing without any graininess.

(Photo under construction).