Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Dulse Caesar Salad

Sometimes it’s the simplest food that’s the best, which is why I tend to favor the delicious simplicity of the Caesar salad. If you are a vegan, this may not be a salad that you are able to fully enjoy…until now. Today Abrams Books released Nicole Berrie’s new book Body Harmony, Nourishing Plant-based Recipes for Intuitive Eating, and amongst those recipes is the Dulse Caesar Salad.

Dulse, if you’re unfamiliar with it, is the vegan substitute for anchovies. It is a briny algae packed with trace minerals and antioxidants. As someone who is definitely not vegetarian, least of all vegan, I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised with this one.

Dulse Caesar Salad
Serves two

2 heads Romaine lettuce
½ c. Dulse Caesar dressing (recipe follows)
1 t.
nutritional yeast
1 t. chopped fresh parsley
Freshly cracked black pepper

Rinse the Romaine and pat dry with paper towels. Wrap the leaves in a dishtowel and refrigerate until ready to use; you want them to be ice cold and crisp. Once the dressing is made, roughly chop the chilled lettuce; I like 1-inch bite-size pieces. Place the Romaine in a large salad bowl. Pour the dressing over the leaves and toss with tongs until well coated. Sprinkle with the yeast and parsley and toss again. Generously crack pepper over the salad. Serve immediately.

Dulse Caesar
Makes 1 ¼ cups

4 large cloves garlic
½ c. packed
dulse leaves, or two large sheets toasted nori
2 T. nutritional yeast
¼ c. fresh parsley leaves
2 T.
tamari or coconut aminos
Juice of three lemons or ¼ c. lemon juice
1 T. Dijon mustard
½ t. sea salt, or more to taste
¼ t. ground black pepper
½ c. olive oil
¼ c. cold filtered water
Freshly cracked black pepper

In a food processor or blender, blend the garlic, dulse, yeast, parsley, tamari, lemon juice, mustard, salt, pepper, olive oil, and water until creamy. Season with more salt and pepper to taste. The dressing is best if it’s super peppery, in my humble opinion. It will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for up to five days.

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 Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of Body Harmony, Nourishing Plant-based Recipes for Intuitive Eating from Abrams Books as a member of their Abrams Dinner Party 2021-2022.



Marie Smith said...

I have tried dukes, but not like this! Interesting.

Linda said...

I'm no vegan either, but this dressing looks good. I tried my hand at vegan cooking when our granddaughter decided she was vegan but never felt inclined to try the nutritional yeast. Can you distinguish a taste to it?

Alycia Nichols said...

I'm sending this link to my sister. She would probably like to have a Caesar salad every once in a while again. Thank you!

gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

I certainly love it when you share vegan recipes. This looks interesting with the dulse. Coincidently, I shared a vegan Caesar salad dressing this week too - although its different. Mine has cashews in it ,making it creamy. I'll try it again with the dulse. Thanks.

sandy said...

I MUST try this, thanks for the re cipe.