Vegan and Almost Raw Caesar Salad Dressing

Caesar dressing can be a tasty and tangy way to spice up nearly any dish, but most versions contain at least one non-vegan ingredient, be it parmesan cheese, milk, anchovies, or even raw eggs.  What most don’t realize is that  the zesty flavor of caesar dressing can be easily achieved without these ingredients, using only some garlic, nutritional yeast, mustard, and tamari sauce.

Caesar Salad Dressing
1/4 c pine nuts, soaked
2 tbsp dijion mustard
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
2 cloves garlic
1/4 c water
the juice of 1 lemon
1/2 tbsp of tamari, soy sauce or liquid aminos
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp while pepper
1 tsp black pepper

Start by soaking the pine nuts for at least one hour until they are soft.  Drain the water and add them to a food processor.  Add all other ingredients to the food processor and pulse for a minute or two, until well mixed.

That’s all!  simply toss into a salad, traditionally made of romaine lettuce and croutons, maybe garnished with slices or tomato, lemon, or avocado.  I used black kale and it complimented the dark leafy green well.

This dressing would also be great on wraps, in a potato salad, or even with a fried tofu dish!

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