Garden Romaine Caesar Dressing (Vegan)

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When I was younger, I didn’t like Caesar dressing. But as I always say, try it first! If you think you don’t like something that you tried in your past, try it again! I just started enjoying Caesar dressing again until [dramatic pause] I found out what was really in it and changed my eating habits. Lot of additives and some even have anchovies. Additionally, Caesar dressing has cheese in it- which I do love but try to steer clear of. Dairy in general is hard for our bodies to digest. In fact, the only dairy I cannot let go of is cheese. I do not deprive myself, I just set limits!

That being said, this recipe does not have cheese. It’s vegan. For a cheesy element, I used Nutritional Yeast instead. If you don’t mind the cheese, go for it! But if you are vegan or are looking for a healthier alternative, try the nutritional yeast. You will not regret it. This recipe is really easy to make. All you need a blender!

Tip: Nutritional yeast can be purchased at Whole Foods in the bulk section. You can buy as much or as little as you want. OR try amazon.

Caesar Dressing Ingredients

  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • ¼ cup cashews
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • ½ water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp onion powder (or use a small piece of white onion)

Optional: Instead of ¼ cup cashews, you can use ½ cup & eliminate the pine nuts.

 Instructions

  1. Blend all of the ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  2. Top on a garden Salad (Romaine, tomatoes, onions & cucumber).

Tip: If the Caesar is too thick, just add a little but more water.

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