Caesar salad


Prep Notes

Kicking off the weekend with a hearty gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free dinner. My turkey meatballs with marinara sauce-recipe for both is on my website, link in bio; grain-free dinner rolls, Caesar salad made with fresh chopped romaine & homemade gluten-free croutons tossed with dairy-free Caesar dressing.

Ingredients

1 head fresh romaine lettuce

1-2 stalks finely chopped celery

Sliced gluten-free, dairy-free bread of choice (I use Live G-Free Whole Grain Bread; available at Aldi Stores; https://www.aldi.us/en/grocery-home/aldi-brands/livegfree/pantry/pantry-detail/ps/p/livegfree-gluten-free-whole-grain-bread/ ), cubed

2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing onto croutons (I use Whole Foods, 365 Everyday Value Brand; http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/about-our-products/product-lines/365-everyday-value)

1 Tbs fresh lemon juice

½ tsp Dijon mustard

1/8 tsp coconut aminos (I use Coconut Secret; https://www.coconutsecret.com/aminos2.html )

Dash of powdered garlic, sea salt and pepper

1Tbs nutritional yeast

Directions

Directions for Salad:

Fill a large salad bowl with chopped romaine, add chopped celery.


Directions for homemade gluten-free/dairy-free croutons:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Brush a foil-lined baking sheet with olive oil. Spread bread cubes in a single layer on lined sheet. Brush with additional olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Toss to combine. Bake for about 5-10 minutes. Check and turn cubes over when golden. Continue cooking, checking every 5 minutes until golden and crunchy all the way through. Toss with additional sea salt and set aside to cool.


Directions for dressing:

Whisk 2Tbs olive oil, 1Tbs lemon juice, ½ tsp Dijon mustard, 1/8 tsp coconut aminos, a dash of garlic, salt & pepper until emulsified. Add 1Tbs nutritional yeast and mix until combined well.


Scatter croutons on salad and toss with dressing.

Notes

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegetarian


Originally posted on Instagram on 11/4/16