It is so easy to make caesar salad dressing and so much better for you than most of the dressing you find in the grocery store containing oils and other ingredients you do not want to be consuming. I must say that caesar salad is not one of my favorites but my kids love it and therefore an avenue to get greens into their growing bodies. The valuable ingredient garlic, giving them anti-virals and the nutritional yeast adding vitamin B, I can feel good about giving this salad to them.
The Allium family of vegetables have many health benefits, but among this family, garlic is one of the most well know for its antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic properties. Garlic supports healthy immune systems, decreases high blood pressure and is an energy stimulant. Feel a cold coming on? Make this salad dressing!
Caesar Salad Dressing
- 1 garlic clove (2 if they are small)
- 1 anchovy (packed in olive oil) optional
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 egg yolk (from free range local eggs eggs)
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- fresh cracked pepper
- 2 tbsp filtered water
- 1/2 cup cold pressed olive oil
- Blend all the ingredients in a Vitamix or blender. Add to romaine lettuce and toss to combine.
I add seaweed into my diet whenever possible but this salad is fantastic paired with seaweed flakes from Vancouver’s Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary. You can find them at Amaranth and The Light Cellar.