Not another side salad.
I’m seriously starving as I write this recipe. The freshly baked croutons (recipe next) and this vegan ceasar dressing drizzled over my plate of rainbow make my mouth water. And the great thing about it? this salad staple is easy to veganize without sacrificing the taste!
While there are several vegan ceasar dressing brands you can buy from Whole Foods, you and I both agree that making your own is always the best option. No preservatives, no wastage. Only the fresh ingredients.
I had fun taking these photos by the way because finally, my food posts are starting to look more “pro” without taking the homey vibe away. Like you, I want my food to bring back memories spent with my family growing up. And like you, I enjoy preparing food that are easy to do with readily available ingredients. Less hassle. Get it my belly pronto.
Lettuce not be sad. So you go to a restaurant, order ceasar salad and you are served with lettuce with teeny weeny croutons. Lucky you if they have dairy-free parmesan and dressing. Then bill comes at $12, boom. Lettuce not be sad anymore. Add more green varieties and create your own rainbow plate. Ready for another vegan recipe?
Not another side salad. This veganized cesar dressing is easy to prepare. Got leftover? store in airtight container and refrigerate for 5-7 days.
- 3/4 cup water
- 2/4 cup vegan mayonnaise
- 1/2 lemon (squeeze)
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp dry basil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 10 cherry tomatoes
- 1 bowl spring mix (or lettuce if that’s what you like)
- 1 cup vegan bread, diced bite-size
Whisk all ingredients together
Drizzle dressing over greens and croutons
The vegan mayonnaise I used for this dressing is Follow Your Heart (grapeseed oil). I purchased it from Down To Earth (local version of Whole Foods Store). There are other brands available, I know our local Target here has Kraft or Just Mayo so feel free to explore and see what suits your taste buds. I also shop at Amazon, the price difference online versus here in Hawaii is huge so I take advantage of cheaper pricing plus free shipping. If you enjoy this post, please pin, share with friend or bookmark for future reference.