Sometimes I just crave a really creamy caesar salad, but in the back of my mind I think- what's the point? The dressing is packed with unnecessary calories and sodium which bloats me up immediately and the calories equate to having my favorite Shake Shack burger.
This vegan version of a caesar is one of my favorite salads because its simple, nutritious and delicious! The dressing and the "cheese" are really what make it so amazing because they are both primarily made out of cashews which are filled with nutritious benefits! Cashews are filled unsaturated fatty acids, plant-based protein, dietary fiber and minerals like copper, zinc and magnesium. The nut is about 21 percent protein, 46 percent fat and 25 percent carbohydrates (a portion is indigestible fiber), making it a high-protein and high-(good) fat food to add to your meals!
I have used the versatile dressing as a pasta sauce, dip for baked chicken nuggets and as a veggie dip.
Best of all? It's guilt-free and takes less than five minutes to make!!
For the dressing:
For the cheese:
I used butter lettuce, can also use romaine lettuce or kale
4 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
Blend all dressing ingredients
Blend all "cheese" ingredients
Top your greens with dressing and cheese. Enjoy!