Back in the day my favorite dressing was Caesar salad dressing! I was never a big cheese eater but I did have my fair share of Caesar dressing. Salad dressings are great way to add more nutritional value to a salad but they can also add unnecessary calories and fat. So when making salad dressings I always have that in mind, and use some form of healthy fat (nuts,nut butter,tahini, avocado) while loading up on bright fresh flavors. I took my moms recipe for her Caesar dressing and “healthafied” it to add more nutrition to my salad! She used ingredients like plum paste, giving it that sweet but salty flavor, along with miso paste. I used white beans to make it nice and creamy and nutritional yeast to give it that cheesy, nutty flavor. I made a big batch and stored half in the freezer.
- 1/2 cup white beans
- 1/4 cup of nutritional yeast
- 4 tablespoons tahini paste
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup of water
- 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon plum paste (optional)
- 1 tablespoon white miso paste
- 2 cloves of fresh garlic
- salt to taste (keep in mind if using miso paste, its very salty)
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender till smooth, store in the refrigerator. Stays fresh for up to two weeks.