Super low calorie and super flavorful, less then 1/3 the calories of regular Caesar dressing! only 17 calories and 1 g of fat per Tbsp & takes 4 minutes to make!
One flavor packed tablespoon goes a very very long way, in the photo i drizzled one tablespoon on 1 whole head of Romaine lettuce which a quickly grilled; making plenty of salad for 3 - 4 people! I love serving this dressing with other grilled or roasted veggies and of course fresh salads.
This dressing is vegan so dairy free, egg free and anchovy free, which actually makes it last in the fridge much much longer (over a month) and you can serve this outdoors for a picnic or dining alfresco, without worrying about the dressing, well... presenting health & sanitation issue ;)
difficulty level: beginner
prep time: 1 minutes
cook time: 3 minutes
equipment needed: blender (Vitamix)
what you need:
- 1/4 cup quick soaked cashews. pour boiling water over the cashews and let stand uncovered 45 minutes, drain well the use
- 3 tbsp shiro miso or light miso, you can find gluten free and organic miso paste on Amazon :) or at your local health food store, it will usually be in a refrigerated section in the store.
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 8 tbsp water
- 4 large garlic cloves (i did say this was flavor packed!)
- 1 tbsp dry nutritional yeast. tgis is inactive yeast, again you can find it on Amazon or at local health food store.
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 2 pitted green olives
- 1/2 tsp capers drained. these you can usually find in little jars in most grocery stores... or Amazon :)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
what to do:
- place everything in blender and whirl away! - stop, scrape down sides, add 1/2 tsp water if mixture is too thick and blades do not spin it. - whirl again, scrape sides one more time, and whirl again until a silky texture is achieved
Voila home made super low calorie super healthy Caesar salad dressing without any fillers sugar or mystery ingredients that start with the letters X or Z ;)
for the grilled romaine:
- preheat outdoor or indoor grillt o medium high (i used an indoor stove top grill)
- buy organic romaine hearts, remove any outer leaves that might be a bit browned. leaving core intact, slice romaine heart in half lengthwise
- lightly spray cut side or brush with oil
- place cut side on preheated grill 2-3 minutes, you can turn them diagonally mid way to get criss cross grill marks
- i like to remove from grill, so just the cut side is grilled but the lettuce is still crisp, if you want the lettuce more wilted/cooked, flip romain hearts cut side up and grill 2-3 minutes more
- you can serve them just like that and let your gusts cut what they would like, or chop the grilled lettuce up :)