We love all the salads in The Dharma Zone 21-day program, and you would never know this was a vegan, heart-healthy “Caesar” Salad!
Vegan “Caesar” (serves 4)
• 3 cups chopped romaine leaves
• 1/4 cup chopped onions
• 1 sliced avocado
• 1 ripe avocado
• 3 tsp lemon juice
• 2 tsp water
• 3 cloves of garlic, minced
• 1 tbsp capers
• 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
• sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
• ¼ cup hemp seeds
Blend the avocado, lemon juice, water, garlic, capers, mustard, salt and pepper in your food processor or blender until smooth. If it needs some thinning (depending on the size of your avocado) you can add a touch more water. The end result will be the consistency of pudding. Keep it this way to maintain ultra creaminess. Spoon dressing into a bowl and stir in hemp seeds.
Place romaine in a large salad bowl. Mix onions and avocados to taste. Drizzle dressing on top and stir until coated to preference.