Superfood Kale Caesar Salad

Serves 4

20 Minute Prep Time

By Vega on March 17, 2014 , categorized in Dinner, Lunch

superfood kale caesar salad with cashew dressing

It doesn’t get much better than an excellent Caesar salad, or at least that’s what we thought until we developed this superfood kale Caesar salad. We decided the most important elements were a creamy dressing, fresh leafy greens, and in satisfying crunch. Long gone are the days when a Caesar salad played a supporting role at the dinner table, All hail the Caesar salad that will forever take center stage!

Ingredients

  • Cashew Vegan Caesar Dressing :
  • 1 cup cashews, soaked overnight
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup olive oil or Vega® Antioxidant Omega Oil Blend
  • 2- 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tbsp capers
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon
  • 1 Tbsp vegan worcheshire
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Cashew Parmesan :
  • ½ cup cashews
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • Kale Caesar Salad :
  • 1 large bowl of mixed kale (dinosaur kale, baby kale, ect.)
  • 1-2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • Croutons (we used gluten-free croutons made of rice)

Preparation

  1. Cashew Vegan Caesar Dressing

    1. Blend all ingredients until smooth.
    2. Taste and adjust flavor as desired.
  2. Cashew Parmesan

    1. Grind all ingredients until a fine crumble.
    2. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
  3. Kale Caesar Salad

    1. Mix kale and croutons with desired amount of Caesar dressing.

    2. Plate and top with cashew parmesan.

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