Caesar dressing rules. It’s super rich, the perfect kind of tangy, and you can put it on almost anything. But caesar salad isn’t exactly known for having vital health benefits or being easy on the digestive system. So here’s a delicious alternative. A raw vegan version of this indulgent classic that’s made with only super clean ingredients that you probably have in your fridge right now:

  • 3/4 cup soaked (overnight) almonds
  • 1/2 olive oil
  • Juice from one lemon
  • One tablespoon white vinegar
  • One teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • Two tablespoon course ground dijon mustard
  • One clove garlic
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Ground black pepper to taste

The almonds make the dressing creamy but also create a grainy texture just like parmesan does in traditional caesar. feel free to add more lemon if needed. In fact, you can adjust any measurements to taste. dip any raw veggies you want, toss it with romaine, or drizzle it over kale and add some smoked tempeh (as pictured above). There you go… enjoy crazy delicious caesar dressing without the belly ache.

Lee Kalpakis is a New York City based lifestyle blogger. Born and raised in the lush farmland of the Hudson Valley, she learned the basics of growing and preparing the food that came from the earth beneath her. It was then that her love affair with whole foods began. As a self taught cook, Lee specializes in recipes that follow a plant based diet. With a passion for raw and vegan cuisine and family roots deep in traditional Greek and Polish comfort cooking, she works to marry the best ideas of new and old world meals with upstate and urban New York style. When she isn’t playing a show with her band or petting dogs, she’s daydreaming about fruits and vegetables and isn’t afraid to admit it.

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