Healthy Garlicky Cesar Salad

Healthy Garlicky Cesar Salad

A healthy dairy-free Cesar salad? Really?

Yes! This salad is, in fact, healthy and delicious. Two can play at this game!

Vegan Cesar Salad

It’s digestion month here at The Pure Life and this is a recipe that I just couldn’t wait to share! Since many people deal with intolerances to dairy and eggs, I wanted to share a twist on a recipe that I personally loved growing up. My grandpa would make big bowls of homemade Cesar salad dressing with tons of garlic, freshly cracked pepper and anchovies. Unfortunately, over the years,  I chose to not eat it anymore, because of the raw egg and parmesan cheese in the dressing. 

This year, I was inspired by two of my favourite health bloggers, Joy from Joyous Health and Angela from Oh She Glows to whip up a healthy plant-based version of a Cesar salad. And oh man, I was not disappointed! 

This recipe is:

  • packed with healthy fats to balance hormones, reduce inflammation in the body and promote healthy skin
  • packed with immune-boosting fresh garlic and black pepper
  • super versatile: I love using it on a classic bed of romaine, or switching it up with massaged kale and spinach or even in a veggie wrap or a rice bowl.
  • so easy to make! You can whip it up in your blender in less than 5 minutes. 

Vegan Cesar Salad

Healthy Garlicky Cesar Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cashews - soaked for about an hour
  • 1/4 cup of hemp seeds
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • Tons of pepper and a pinch of Himalayan salt
  • About 1/2 cup water
  • Your choice of lettuce - I like romaine, to serve
  • 1/2 cup of chickpeas, rinsed, to serve

Instructions

  1. Blend in a blender or food processor until super creamy. With your hands, mix about 1/2 of the sauce with 3 heads of chopped organic romaine lettuce and 1 cup of chickpeas. Top with black pepper and lemon juice.
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I’d love to hear from you! Have you tried this recipe? What did you think?

Love always,

Sisley



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