You don't have to miss out on the beautiful simplicity of the Caesar salad just because you follow a plant-based diet. A few clever substitutions recreate the rich flavors of this classic salad and dressing, so you can enjoy your own Vegan Caesar Salad at home.
Add all of the dressing ingredients to the jar of a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Set aside, or refrigerate if making ahead.
prepare the salad
Wash and chop the Romaine lettuce into bite-sized pieces. Add to a large mixing bowl.
Remove the central stems of the lacinato leaves and chop. If leaves are large (i.e., mature), you can give them a quick massage with a tiny bit of oil. This will make the leaves satiny and beautifully green (and easier to digest). Add to the bowl.
Sprinkle the lemon juice, zest, and a couple of big pinches of salt over the salad greens and toss. Spoon the vegan Parm over the salad a tablespoon at a time and mix. The particles should be visible on the leaves - two or three tablespoons' worth.
Fold the dressing into the salad, a spoonful at a time. The leaves should be thinly coated. Finally, top with the crunchy roasted chickpeas and serve.
* If you don't have a high speed blender, soak the cashews for at least 2 hours and drain before blending.
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