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Vegan Kale Caesar Salad

This vegan kale caesar salad is super tasty, topped with a mouthwatering homemade caesar dressing, crunchy hemp seeds, and freshly grated lemon zest.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


Raw Caesar Dressing

  • Heaping 1/2 Cup Cashews soaked
  • 4 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Juice from 1/2 Lemon
  • 1 Tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Pepper
  • 2-3 Tbs Water to thin

The Rest of the Salad

  • 6 Large Kale Leaves
  • Raw Hemp Seeds
  • Zest from 1/2 - 1 Lemon


Raw Caesar Dressing

  • To prep the cashews, soak for at least two hours or overnight.
  • When cashews are done soaking, combine with all other dressing ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Add more water to thin, if needed.

Making the Salad

  • Take your kale leaves, and remove the leafy parts from the woody stem. Chop up the leaves into bite-sized pieces.
  • Squeeze the juice from about 1/2 a lemon onto the kale leaves, and "massage" them with your hands. That helps break the kale down so it's easier to digest.
  • Drizzle the caesar dressing over the kale leaves, as much as you like. Note - there may be some leftover. 
  • Top the salad with hemp seeds, fresh black pepper, and lemon zest (or any other toppings you like).
  • Enjoy!