Monday, February 8, 2010

California Caesar

California Caesar

Caesar vegan dressing recipe:
Makes 2 cups

1 cup olive oil
¾ cup water
¼ cup Miso
¼ cup lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tablespoon capers
¾ teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper

Puree all ingredients in a blender.

Country Croutons recipe:

8 slices day old bread, cut into ½ inch cubes
¼ cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic minced
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley

Preheat oven to 300 F. Put all ingredients in a bowl and toss well. Spread evenly on an ungreased baking sheet and bake 15 minutes. Turn croutons with a spatula and bake another 10 minutes until all are nicely browned.

Caesar Salad recipe:

1 head romaine lettuce
½ cup Caesar vegan dressing
1 avocado, sliced
Lemon slices (optional)

Chop lettuce into one inch pieces or tear. Place in a mixing bowl and toss with vegan dressing and croutons. Arrange avocado slices with salad on individual plates or in a serving bowl, and garnish with lemon slices.

For a change, serve with blackened tempeh.

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