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Vegan Caesar Salad with Hemp Parmesan

Vegan Caesar Salad with Hemp Parmesan

Jun 15th 2022

Hail Caesar! Vegan Caesar Salad with Hemp Parmesan, that is. Valeria of Nuts About Greens just knocked all other Caesar salads out of the park with her superfood-packed recipe. The crispy chickpeas. The creamy cashew dressing. The homemade hemp parm. Get ready to be blown away. Serve this crispy and filling crowd-pleaser at your next summer pot luck, as a healthy lunch option for the kids, or grab a giant fork and eat a big bowl to yourself while binge-watching your favorite show. Here’s how to make it!

INGREDIENTS

  • Romaine lettuce, chopped
Dressing
  • 1 cup Sunfood Cashews, soaked overnight
  • 3-4 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp miso
  • 1 Tbsp capers
  • 1 Tbsp caper brine (from the jar)
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 tsp Sunfood Pink Himalayan Crystal Salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
Hemp Seed Parmesan
  • 1/2 cup Sunfood Hemp Seeds
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
Crispy Chickpeas

METHOD

  1. Drain, rinse, and pat chickpeas dry with a paper towel. (The drier they are, the crispier they get.)
  2. Add chickpeas and the rest of the ingredients. Stir until well combined.
  3. Air fry at 400 degrees F for 15-18 minutes, shaking pan half way through. It is done when it is golden brown. You can bake it in the oven at 400 degrees F for 30-35 minutes, shaking the pan every 10-15 minutes. Let it cool completely.
  4. Add all the dressing ingredients to high-speed blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Adjust water and seasonings if desired.
  5. Add all hemp seed parmesan ingredients to food processor. Pulse until crumbles form. Place in a jar and keep in the fridge.
  6. Assemble salad by adding romaine lettuce, crispy chickpeas, and a generous sprinkle of hemp parm to a large bowl. Pour desired amount of dressing over it and toss until everything is evenly coated.
  7. Enjoy! Store leftover dressing in a jar in the fridge. 

Check out https://nutsaboutgreens.com/ for more plant-based recipes from Valeria.