Tofu Caesar Salad

Caesar salad is one of the most calorific salads there is, what with the fried croutons & Caesar Dressing.

Therefore my aim with this recipe is not only to make a Caesar Salad which is vegan, but one that is as healthy as possible (& gluten free) whilst retaining the flavour & punch of the traditional dish.


🥗We start off with a bed of chopped Romaine lettuce.

🥗Next comes marinated & oven baked (or air fried) tofu pieces. I marinated mine in a spray of avocado oil, soy sauce, black pepper & nutritional yeast to give it a meaty flavour.

I’ve also used homemade mayo, yoghurt & parmesan as I had them to hand, but feel free to sub shop bought for ease & speed.

🥗Then a drizzle of the Caesar Dressing – Recipe below

🥗 Next shavings & grated vegan Parmesan. I used my home-made cashew based cheeze, a recipe by http://www.veggiesdontbite (This is easy to make & stores well in the freezer).

🥗 I lightly toasted 2 slices of the quinoa & chia, Gluten-free bread I’d bought at the local health food shop. I then rubbed a little home-made garlic oil & put it face down in a frying pan to ‘toast’ further. I then chopped it into small cubes to make the croutons.

🥗 Lastly a final drizzle of the Caesar Dressing & hey presto!

Caesar Dressing Recipe:

  • 2 TBS (homemade aquafaba) mayo or sub shop bought mayo
  • 1/4 cup of (homemade) soya yoghurt
  • 2 TBS unflavoured unsweetened plant ‘milk’
  • 2 TSP Dijon mustard
  • 1 large clove Garlic crushed
  • 1-2 TBS Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 TSP Capers
  • 2 TBS Lemon juice
  • 1 TSP Miso
  • 1/4 TBS of caper juice (optional)
  • If you want it sweeter, add a little maple syrup

Lower calories, healthier, gluten free & vegan – what’s not to love?

Aquafaba mayo recipe:

  • 1/4 cup aquafaba (I used from a jar & it’s much thicker than tinned)
  • 1/4 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup neutral flavoured oil ( I use sunflower or avocado oil)
  • Optional: stevia to taste or maple syrup

Please let me know if you try this recipe, or have any suggestions to improve the healthy less oil concept.

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