I’ve been really into “veganizing” dishes that traditionally have egg or dairy, so time for a kaleinit version of the usually fattening Caesar salad. I wouldn’t say that it’s the most guilt-free recipe ever, as there is still mayo. Vegan mayo that creates a damn good Caesar dressing knock off, though. I tried to lighten up this salad with reduced fat vegan mayo, and I swapped out the croutons for roasted smoked paprika chickpeas. The chickpea croutons make the salad gluten-free, plus they are packed with fiber and protein. They’re crispy, crunchy and satisfying.
I’d say kale beats iceberg lettuce too, right? And the nutritional yeast? Full of b vitamins. It’s not unhealthy….live a little!