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#212 The Case of Caesar Salad

I've posted two salads in a row, which totally doesn't give away the fact that, as the years fly by, I must gobble more greens to maintain my waistline.

1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked, uncovered, in plenty of room temperature water for at least 4 hours, then drained and rinsed
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup olive oil
1-1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
3-1/2 cloves garlic
1/2 teaspoon grainy mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
pinch cayenne
2 heads romaine lettuce, chopped
1/4 cup Pine Nut Parmesan
1/4 cup simulated bacon chips
4 cups vegan croutons

Vinaigrette

Blend together the cashews to cayenne.

Salad

Toss the romaine with the Caesar Vinaigrette.

Toss in the Pine Nut Parmesan and simulated bacon chips.

Then toss in the croutons and plate.

Serves 4.

Becki

PS It's easy to make your own vegan croutons. Preheat oven to 450ºF. Cut bread crusts or old bread into cubes. Spread the cubes on a baking sheet and sprinkle them with olive oil, salt and garlic powder. Toss well. Bake, turning the cubes occasio…
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