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Raw Vegan Caesar Salad w/ Crunchy Hemp Seeds | Well and Full | #vegan #plantbased #recipe

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

Ingredients

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

Instructions

Raw Caesar Dressing

  1. To prep the cashews, soak for at least two hours or overnight.
  2. 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

  1. Take your kale leaves, and remove the leafy parts from the woody stem. Chop up the leaves into bite-sized pieces.

  2. 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.

  3. Drizzle the caesar dressing over the kale leaves, as much as you like. Note - there may be some leftover. 

  4. Top the salad with hemp seeds, fresh black pepper, and lemon zest (or any other toppings you like).

  5. Enjoy!