Recipe Caesar Salad with Garlicky Croutons

February 21, 2018

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Silver Hills Bakery

Everyone knows a terrific Caesar salad owes its greatness to the dressing. What’s not so well-known is how that delectable, classic creaminess can be achieved eggless and dairy free. Inspired by Erin Ireland’s cashew-based Creamy Garlic sauce, this smooth and tangy plant-based Caesar salad makes keeping those healthy eating resolutions easy. Garlic croutons made from our hearty Sprouted Power™ Multigrain bread add a pop of flavour and extra fibre, perfect for powering your day deliciously.

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For the Plant-Based Caesar Salad Dressing:

  • 1 cup cashews , soaked overnight then drained
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 cloves garlic , crushed
  • 3 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp capers , drained
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • to taste salt and pepper

For the Sprouted Garlicky Croutons:

To serve:

  • 1 head romaine lettuce , washed and torn into bite-sized pieces
  • plant-based parmesan shavings (if desired)


For the Sprouted Garlicky Croutons:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Make the garlic croutons by combining the ingredients in a medium bowl and tossing to coat the bread. Spread on a baking sheet in a single layer and bake until crispy and golden, approximately 12 minutes, flipping halfway. Remove from oven, and set aside to cool to room temperature.

For the Plant-Based Caesar Dressing and Salad:

  1. To make the dressing, combine all ingredients in a high-powered blender. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  2. To assemble the salad, toss lettuce with a few tablespoons of the dressing in a large bowl. Add croutons and parmesan shavings, if using. Serve immediately.

Try these handy tips!

  • Crave Caesar salad today? You can’t travel back in time to soak those cashews overnight, but you can use a quick-soak method to make this tonight! Simply boil a pot of water, toss in your cashews, turn off the heat and put a lid on it for 30 minutes. Work on your garlic croutons while you wait! (They have to cool anyway, right?)
  • Don’t have our Sprouted Power™ Multigrain bread in your house? Use your favourite Silver Hills Sprouted Bakery bread—you can make our sprouted garlicky croutons with any variety (other than Cinnamon Raisin!)

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