MMMMmmmmm… looks good doesn’t it?! : P
I’ve never had caesar salad , but i’m told this tastes quite close to the real deal! So for those of you missing that creamy tangy salad … this recipe is for you! ( i’m quite positive it is also wwwaayyy less fattening )
So i’ve made croutons…. for those who say bread isn’t vegan i have a few words…
Veganism is opposition to the consumption and commodification of animals.
It has nothing to do with eating “living things”.ALL PLANTS ARE LIVING, TOO!!
Yeast is a FUNGI, which is separate from Animalia. Furthermore Vegans “can” eat whatever they choose to! Real people, just like everyone else! They just happen to choose to abstain from animal products. Bacteria , last time I checked, are not animals. Not all bread contains yeast and most do not contain milk or eggs… just read the ingredients .
Cut up the bread into small squares and add seasoning of your choice! garlic is always a good choice ; p I have added PC blue menu roasted garlic dried spice mix : D it’s delicious! i’ve done my croutons in a pan but they can certainly be baked for those of you lucky people with a functional oven! whilst they are toasting away in the pan … I washed my lettuce. I chose to use a mix of kale and baby spinach,which makes a nice crunchy mix! Don’t forget to remove the vain from the kale. I also like to chop my kale into smaller more manageable pieces.
in between checking on my croutons I start making up the dressing! tahini , lemon juice, garlic ,mustard ( my mustard is infused with chardonnay because i’m fancy like that , however if yours doesn’t you will need to add 2 splashes of white vinegar to give it that tangy flavour!) green onions (for fun, not crucial) and salt and pepper to taste.
Don’t burn your croutons !
It’s best to make a small amount – here’s my loose measurements
– 4 tblspoons of tahini
– a few splashes of lemon
-2 squirts of mustard
-1-2 cloves of garlic
Mix and taste…. add more pepper than salt
Massage the greens into the dressing
*I’ve added some yellow green beens for extra crunch and half an avocado. ( both of which are tasty add ons but not essential)
add in croutons I’ve also bought pre seasoned smoked tempeh which, I crumbled in.
Mix it up again and you’re ready to enjoy!
* tip try having the “bacon” and croutons warm! it’s delicious!