I love extra virgin olive oil and I use it almost every day to make a vinaigrette for my salads, but sometimes I prefer to make other dressings, like this creamy vegan Caesar salad dressing.
Caesar dressing is nor vegan, nor vegetarian, so I thought that maybe I couldn’t make a vegan version. However, I’ve learnt something since I’m a vegan: every single recipe could be veganized!
This dressing is cholesterol-free, healthier than the original recipe and also has less fat. It’s just perfection. Other ingredients can be used to veganize it, but I love this combination, it tastes amazing!
Many Caesar dressings are made with anchovies (not the original recipe), but I’ve used pickles instead. I’ve also used vegan Parmesan Cheese and flax seeds instead of egg.
The vegan Parmesan is made with nutritional or brewer’s yeast, garlic powder, cashews and salt, but you can use other nuts, like almonds or walnuts. If you prefer a simpler alternative, use nutritional or brewer’s yeast instead, although probably you’ll need to add less.
I’ve added extra virgin olive oil (I couldn’t live without it!), but it has a strong flavor, so maybe you prefer to use another oil. It’s okay, but avoid refined oils, they’re so unhealthy.
I’ll share the Caesar salad recipe you can see in the picture above the next Saturday, don’t worry! It’s really easy to make, you only need: lettuce, chickpea croutons (or bread croutons), tofu (instead of the chicken), vegan Parmesan cheese and this vegan Caesar salad dressing, that’s all! And it’s ready in less than 10 minutes. I could eat it every single day, it’s sooooooo delicious!
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- 1 tbsp flax seeds + 3 tbsp water
- 1 clove of garlic
- 2 dill pickles
- 8 tbsp of vegan Parmesan cheese *
- 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp prepared mustard
- Pepper to taste
- Salt to taste (optional)
- Blend the flax seeds and the water in a blender. Let stand for 5 minutes.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
- Store the dressing in the fridge.
* If you prefer a simpler alternative, use nutritional or brewer’s yeast instead, although probably you’ll need to add less.