View Full Version : Fav Caesar Dressing- looking for suggestions...
06-14-2008, 05:54 AM
The one with pine nuts from Alissa's book sounds good, but I'm wondering if it will really taste like caesar dressing...
what are your favorite ceasar/creamy italian/ranch recipes?
Oh yes, the one in Alissa's book with the pine nuts is one of my favorites!!!
Here is another popular one from Woody Harrelsons website.
Crisp Caesar Salad
An classic Caesar salad with crisp romaine lettuce and a Pinenut Parmesan. Tamarind is a tangy, sweet compliment for an authentic Caesar Salad flavor and can be found in Indian and ethnic markets. Crumble in leftover flat bread as croutons to absorb flavor.
1-2 heads Romaine lettuce
Caesar Salad Dressing: makes 1 pint of thick dressing that will keep fresh for a week.
5 tablespoons raw tahini
1/4 cup pinenuts
2 tablespoons tamarind paste (optional)
1 nice clove garlic
2 green onions, or 1/4 cup sweet onion
1 lemon, juiced
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons maple syrup or 3 soft dates, pitted
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1-2 teaspoon black pepper or to taste
1-2 teaspoons sea salt or to taste
2 tablespoons good olive oil (optional)
fresh water, 2 tablespoons at a time as necessary to blend
Caesar salad dressing:
In a blender or Vita Mix:
Blend tahini, pinenuts, tamarind, garlic, green onion or minced onion, lemon juice, vinegar, maple syrup or dates, nutritional yeast, black pepper and sea salt, adding oil and fresh water, 2 tablespoons at a time as necessary to blend until very smooth.
Season with sea salt and pepper to taste.
Separate Romaine lettuce leaves and break into pieces.
Dollop dressing on, a few tablespoons at a time, and toss with lettuce until well coated, but not drenched.
Serve and sprinkle with ‘Pinenut Parmesan’
1/4 cup pinenuts
1/4 cup whole cashews or macadamia nuts
1 teaspoon good oil or fresh water
2-3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
pinch dried garlic granules or powder
pinch sundried sea salt
In a food processor or blender:
Chop pinenuts and cashews into a fine meal.
Drizzle in a touch of oil or water.
Chop in pulses until moist and ground.
Add nutritional yeast, dried garlic and salt and chop in pulses until crumbly.
06-14-2008, 03:25 PM
I copied this from someone else here a while back, but don't remember who posted it. My skin reacts to all those herbs/spices that wind up in most recipes, so this (without all the herbs/spices) has has worked well for me. Love the taste.
blend. . .
1 cup raw cashews
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon Redmond or Celtic Sea Salt
4 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
I've tried Allisa's ranch dressing, and it is really really good. But again, all those spices (rosemary, oregano, sage, etc) causes my skin to react.
There are lots of "salad dressing" threads if you search the forum.
06-14-2008, 08:50 PM
I'll definitely try these, thanks!
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