Kale Caesar Salad
When I stopped eating dairy, one of the things I missed most was a good Caesar salad.
The fact that raw eggs and anchovies are being used in the "real" caesar dressing, was never appealing to me. Beside the danger of raw eggs that can carry salmonella and other diseases.
My love to kale and to caesar flavors made me create this perfection combination!
It is truly a guilt free salad that by far is so much better for you and so much tastier from the dairy version.
Kale is one of the most dense in nutrients green that you can find. It contains a large amount of fiber, vitamins and minerals. It is very important to combine it in your daily diet for maintaining a good health. Since kale tend to be harder to chew, it is always a good idea to marinade the kale with the dressing for about 30 minutes before serving. It will loosen the kale and make is soft but not soggy.
I am a strong believer in spreading and sharing valuable knowledge. I was lecturing last week at the university of southern California and had the pleasure to teach students about the health benefits of a plant based diet. The students were so eager to learn, and were super impressed with the vegan food we were making. One of the highlight Salad was this kale salad.
Using cashews in the dressing, is a great source of good fat that our body needs, also high source of minerals especially magnesium and zinc, and vitamin E, K and B6.
cashews also known to prevent cancer, keep healthy heart, lower your blood pressure, good for your bones, hair, gallstones and help in weight loss and so much more.
You can make double the amount of the dressing, and keep it in the fridge in a airtight container for up to a week.
Having it handy will make your diner preparation very easy.
Kale, about 6 cups of chopped curly kale
1 clove of garlic
1 lemon, juice
1 tablespoon capers
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon tamari, or soy sauce (tamari is gf, soy sauce is NOT gf)
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
2 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 cup raw cashews
1 cup water
Add all the dressing ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth.
Pour the dressing over the kale and mix.
Sprinkle gomasio or Vegan Parmesan or sesame seedsmon top and serve.