One of my favorite combinations for a restaurant meal is pizza and a Caesar Salad, but I know it has too much fat, so I love this homemade dairy and anchovy-free version. It takes so little effort to wash and tear up Romaine lettuces leaves.
Here's the Caesar salad and what makes it so good if the tangy dressing made with crushed garlic and lots of lemon juice. Super immune boosting. The only way I like my dressings. I hope it's not too tangy for you. You can use this caesar dressing as a dip, as well. Add a few leaves of torn kales to change it up, if you like.
You are welcome to add some kale leaves for an added dose of nutrients. If you like your salads a little more fun, you can add slices of cucumber, and beefy cherry or grape tomatoes. Top with some grilled tofu, tempeh, seitan or any plant-based protein you wish, and you have yourself a delicious and simple meal that satisfies.
To speed things up, you can use a store-bought creaming dressing like the Follow Your Heart brand Caesar or ranch and spike it up with extra lemon and garlic. Also, if you want to add more protein, one half of a can of beans like chickpeas or cannellini beans will do the trick. I like adding baked spiced chickpeas.
You can make your own croutons easily by baking a few slices of your favorite whole grain or gluten-free bread.
Or, serve with a raw pizza and you have yourself a delicious plant-based Italian inspired meal!
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