I love how zesty and creamy the dressing came out and was thrilled that my picky-eater Husband loved it as well! both he and I are trying our very best to incorporate fresh fruit, veggies, healthy whole grains, and lean protein to our diet although we do like to keep it balanced by having a bowl of ice cream every once in a while…OK fine more often than that…but no one has to know ;).
At the beginning of the year, I had made a pact that I would begin eating at least 1-2 salads a day at mealtime. I figured that in order to do that, I’d need a good tasting dressing that wouldn’t make me gain a bajillion lbs (is that even possible?). So! I decided to opt for healthier-for-you ingredients in this marvelous vegan Caesar salad dressing.
I do have to mention that I used my amazing vegan mayo for this recipe (yes there is such a thing and NO do not knock it ’til you try it!). Growing up I absolutely hated mayo. The idea of having egg yolks mixed in really grossed me out…you see, I’m generally not really an egg person although I do consume them once in a while.
The brand I get for the vegan mayo is called Follow Your Heart. I get the soy-free kind and absolutely love it. Get yours
I decided to pair the dressing with freshly cut romaine lettuce adding croutons and asiago cheese for extra flavor. This was both satisfying and tasty!
I normally make my own croutons by cutting up a 2-day old french baguette into little pieces and drizzling olive oil and spices on it. However, this busy Mama aint got no time for that! so for days like these, I like to keep a handy dandy bag of croutons nearby…for when the urge strikes!