Caesar salad was probably the first type of salad I ever liked as a kid.
The creamy, garlicky dressing paired with crunchy Romaine lettuce is a combination I could still eat practically everyday. Of course, since many recipes call for mayonnaise or heaps of Parmesan cheese, it’s not always the healthiest choice.
This recipe, on the other hand, can be enjoyed everyday while still working towards your health goals. Avocado provides a creamy base to this dressing, without the need for added oils, and when blended with plenty of garlic and a touch of nutritional yeast for a “cheesy” flavor, it’s darn near as satisfying as the original.
This recipe is actually a favorite from my archives, but it was in desperate need of a new photo and a little updating. (My photos weren’t so great 3 years ago!) This time around, I served it with herb-roasted potato “croutons,” which are simply oven-roasted potatoes, to make this salad even more satisfying and still properly combined. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Avocado Caesar Salad Dressing (Vegan, Paleo)
Makes 1 1/2 cups
1 ripe avocado, pitted (about 1/2 cup mashed)
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon raw apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
Combine all of the dressing ingredients in a high-speed blender, and blend until completely smooth. Pour over chopped Romaine lettuce, and toss well to coat.
Serve with roasted potatoes as “croutons,” if desired. Leftover dressing can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- 1 ripe avocado, pitted (about ½ cup mashed)
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon raw apple cider vinegar
- ¾ cup water
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- Combine all of the dressing ingredients in a high-speed blender, and blend until completely smooth. Pour over chopped Romaine lettuce, and toss well to coat.
- Serve with roasted potatoes as "croutons," if desired. Leftover dressing can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Hope you enjoy!
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