Salads are such a great way to get in a serving or two of greens in a day, but the plain ole house salad doesn’t always do the trick. We’ve got you covered with this nutrient dense, flavorful and easy Vegan Lemon Kale Caesar salad recipe!
This recipe is made with a homemade dairy-free caesar dressing that is massaged into kale for the perfect creamy bite! It’s also topped with a vegan Brazil nut “parm” making it the ultimate caesar! Enjoy this salad as a side to any meal or add your favorite protein for a complete meal.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF KALE CAESAR:
Kale is rich in vitamin K. This vitamin plays a critical role in helping with blood clotting through helping proteins bind with calcium. Just one single cup of kale goes beyond your daily vitamin K needs! Kale is also rich in fiber, which is great for your digestion and keeping your body feeling regular.
Lemons are a great source of vitamin C! Vitamin C is critical for collagen synthesis, which is important for healthy skin and new cell growth. It also protects cells from free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells and may contribute to chronic disease.
Tahini is made from ground sesame seeds, making it a great source of healthy fat and protein! It also contains copper, which helps with iron absorption and regulating blood pressure.
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- 1 bunch lacinato kale
- 1 Limoneira lemon
- ½ cup avocado oil
- 6 roasted garlic cloves
- 1 tablespoon tahini
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Brazil nut “parm”
- 1 avocado
- ¼ cup brazil nuts
- ¼ cup cashews
- ¼ cup hemp hearts
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
- Add all Brazil nut “parm” ingredients into a food processor and pulse until crumbly mixture is formed. Set aside.
- Next, in a blender add zest from lemon, juice from lemon, roasted garlic, avocado oil and tahini. Blend until smooth, adding a splash of water if needed. Set aside.
- Wash and dry kale. Chop into small pieces and add into large salad bowl.
- Pour over dressing and massage into kale.
- Top with Brazil nut “parm” and avocado slices. Enjoy!
If you love this recipe, see below for more delicious salad recipes! As always all Healthy Grocery Girl recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free and predominately plant-based.
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