Super Caesar Salad

I think I forgot about caesar salads.  Were they too simple?  Too classic?  But since I remembered them a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been on a major caesar salad kick.  Of course, I had to take my own spin on it. This one’s got an awesome homemade dressing, and all the ingredients are kicked up a notch.

super caesar

I’ve been making this for lunch and eating it a least a few times a week.

Nope, I’m not sick of it yet!

Part of why this caesar works so well as a make-ahead meal is that the main veg is kale, which is so hearty that it’s okay to sit in dressing for a day or two–I actually find it’s better once it soaks it up a little.  Kale is super nutrient-dense!

Instead of regular bacon, I’ve used tempeh bacon here.  I swear, it’s one of my favorite things.  Vegetarian or not, you should make this stuff.

The delicious spread of ingredients.

The delicious spread of ingredients.

My salad is topped with garlic shrimp, and a little shaved parmesan.  I’ve also added tomato.

Now, onto the recipe!

Super Caesar Salad
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Recipe type: Salad, entree
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • •2 bunches kale, washed a de-ribbed
  • •2 hearts of romaine
  • •15-20 shrimp (depending on size—enough for a serving size the size of your palm, x4)
  • •1 T coconut oil
  • •2 cloves garlic, minced
  • -1 or 2 tomatoes, cut into bite sized pieces
  • -parmesan cheese to taste
  • Dressing
  • • 1 cup full fat organic greek yogurt
  • • 1 head of garlic, roasted and peeled
  • • 3 T olive oil
  • • 2 T worchesterchire sauce
  • • 1.5 T capers
  • • 3 T lemon juice
  • • black pepper to taste
  • TEMPEH BACON (see link in post).
Instructions
  1. • defrost your shrimp in cold water, and peel.
  2. • Sautee shrimp in coconut oil with minced garlic
  3. • Puree all dressing ingredients in a blender or magic bullet
  4. • After washing and de-ribbing your kale, chop your kale and romaine
  5. • In a large bowl, massage your dressing into the salad to ensure the kale absorbs the dressing.
  6. • Top with shrimp, tomatoes, parmesan and tempeh bacon to serve.
Here’s what it looks like when you peer over it.

super caesar overhead

What’s  your favorite salad?

Lauren Breuer

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