Healthy Vegetarian Caesar Dressing

Healthy Vegetarian Caesar Dressing

You don't need to sacrifice your favorite dishes to eat better. This recipe is a perfect example to help you level up your next salad or bowl.

Food is your body’s fuel, and you’ll only get as much out of your body as you put into it. That’s why we prioritize locally-sourced, nutrient-rich whole foods.

You don't need to sacrifice your favorite dishes to eat better, either. In fact, it is easy to build healthy eating habits when you are consuming food you actually enjoy!

A perfect example: Level up your next salad or bowl with our TB12 Caesar Dressing

Dressing Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/3 cup water, plus more as needed
  • 2 tablespoons organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juice + zest (about 2 tablespoons juice)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon grainy Dijon mustard
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon capers, rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup

Making the Dressing

Combine all dressing ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until very smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. This recipe will make about half a cup of dressing and will stay good in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Choosing Your Greens

The best leafy green for Caesar salad is typically romaine lettuce. Its crisp and sturdy leaves hold up well to the rich and creamy Caesar dressing, providing a refreshing and crunchy texture. However, you can also use other leafy greens like kale or spinach if you prefer a different flavor profile or want to add more nutrients to your salad.

When it comes to choosing the greens for your salad, the options are abundant and varied. Opting for a mix of greens like spinach, arugula, kale, and romaine lettuce adds a colorful array to your plate and ensures a diverse range of nutrients. Also consider some crunchy additions such as sliced cucumbers, bell peppers, or shredded carrots. Finally, don't shy away from experimenting with seasonal produce to add a fresh twist!

Here you can find the TB12 Grocery List.

Add Some Healthy Protein!

To elevate the nutritional value and heartiness of your salad, consider adding a healthy source of protein. Grilled chicken breast, tofu, chickpeas, or quinoa are great choices that provide a boost of protein while complementing the flavors and textures of your greens. Adding protein contributes to a more balanced meal and helps you feel energized throughout the day. Incorporating protein-rich ingredients into your salad can also enhance its versatility, allowing you to enjoy it as a standalone meal or as a side dish.

Make It A Meal

Pair your freshly dressed salad with complementary dishes to create a well-rounded meal. For a light and refreshing option, serve your salad alongside a bowl of homemade soup or whole-grain roll. If you're craving something heartier, consider pairing it with a lean protein such as grilled fish or shrimp skewers. You can also turn your salad into a complete meal by adding some whole grains like quinoa or brown rice on the side.


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