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hail, caesar

foodAnna Keller9 Comments

During my last trip to Whole Foods I happened upon a bottle of vegan Worcestershire sauce. Ever since I ditched dairy and fish I've had a major hankering for some Caesar loving, and I've been itching to whip up a batch for a while.

Today I found myself with some solo kitchen time (which is an extreme rarity in a house with 6 girls who all love to eat) so I found a recipe and put my food processor to work.

I used the recipe from Skinny Bitch in the Kitch, but I altered it enough that I think I can safely post it here.

Blend:

  • 4 oz (1/3 block) lite silken tofu
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 3/4 t dried minced garlic (or 3 cloves of the real stuff)
  • 2 T nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 T Dijon mustard
  • 2 t vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • a little salt
  • lots of pepper
  • 1/4 t kelp flakes
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water (enough to thin it out)

Toss with a head of romaine, sliced tomato, chickpeas, and a dusting of nutritional yeast.

I think I'm going to get 2 meals out of this batch, but I like my Caesars to be pretty saturated, so you could get 3 or 4. At first I was a little disappointed with the taste, but as soon as I let the flavors sit and absorb into the lettuce, I couldn't eat this fast enough. It was creamy, delicious, and totally worth the 5 minutes that it took to make and clean up.

I've been really bad about making stuff from scratch recently. I'm just much more inclined to throw together a big salad or stir fry and eat a bagel for my carb portion. This really took no time at all to make though, so I will definitely be trying out some new recipes in the very near future.