Fresh Restaurants used to have a “chopped Caesar salad” on their menu, and it was amazing. It had tempeh bits and edamame and vegan Caesar dressing. After I discovered this salad, I would literally crave it all the time. Luckily, there is a Fresh location just around the corner from my apartment. One day, I went to satisfy my craving and they told me they had taken it off the menu!
This recipe is based on the Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing by Angela at Oh She Glows. I made a few changes, namely, I made it not vegan. Also, I realized halfway through substituting pine nuts for cashews that I actually had cashews, so I made it with 1/4 cup pine nuts and 1/4 cup cashews. (I think entirely cashews would be better.)
Vegetarian Caesar Salad Dressing
- 6 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1 garlic scape (or 1 clove garlic)
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1/3 cup water
Mix everything in the Vitamix (or regular blender, whatever).