Hi Caesar Salad Lovers,
I love Caesar salad. Eating a gluten-free, dairy-free diet does not mean you can’t have your favourites – you just need to adjust your thinking a bit to make it happen.
This tasty Caesar salad will delight everyone in your family.
Tasty Caesar Salad
- 1 cup soaked cashews
- 1 organic lemon – juice only
- 2 tbsp organic apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 clove garlic (if large or two if small)
- 2 pitted dates
- 1 tsp kelp flakes
- 1 tbsp ground hemp
- 2 tbsp filtered water
- 2 organic romaine hearts (to serve four)
- 2 tsp capers
- 2 tbsp rice cake pieces
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Add all the ingredients to a high speed blender with the plunger attachment in to ensure even mixing.
- Mix until combined.
- Clean lettuce and spin to dry in a salad spinner.
- Rip lettuce into bite size pieces.
- Take 50% of the lettuce and add to serving bowl.
- Pour approximately 2 tbsp salad dressing on lettuce and mix to cover the lettuce (if you like more dressing add it)
- Add remain lettuce to bowl and mix with dressing covered lettuce.
- Add capers
- Add rice cake pieces
- Add freshly ground black pepper and salt to taste.
- Pour remaining Tasty Caesar Salad dressing into a mason jar with lid. Store in fridge. Keeps for 5 days so it is better to make small fresh batches or share a larger batch with a friend.
- Soaking cashews – in order to get the creamy texture and look I used soaked cashews. Just take the amount required place in a bowl. Cover the cashews with filtered water and let sit for 2 hours. Drain the water after the two hours and the cashews are ready to use.
- Kelp flakes – you can buy them ready to use. I did not have any kelp flakes so I cut up some strips off my larger kelp pieces and ground them in a coffee grinder until they were flakes.
- Ground hemp – you can buy it ground – again I did not have any so I ground it in my coffee grinder. Be careful not to over grind it or will make a large ball. A two second pulse should do it.
- Rice cake pieces – these are the pieces that are left at the bottom of your bag of rice cakes. Save them for salad toppings.. If you are using a new bag of rice cakes, open it and shake a few of loose pieces onto the salad.
May you enjoy the quality food you make.
To your wellness,
Jo, your 9CupChallenge partner