This vegan Caesar salad recipe is topped with golden brown herbed tofu "croutons" for crunch and protein. The creamy dressing is completely dairy free, easy to make, and it's loaded with nutritious ingredients!
Who else could eat a vegan Caesar salad infinitely until they explode? Anyone? Just me? Ok. Guess I'll have to eat alllllll of this crunchy, creamy freshness all by myself. DARN. And those crispy, herbed tofu "croutons" on top? All mine, too. 😜😜
JK, JK. I know you guys want some of this salad situation! But first, let's chat weekend. How was yours? Did you travel? Did you celebrate Easter? Did you eat anything awesome? Did you meal prep? Did you get to spend time outdoors?
Clark and I just had one of the most domestic weekends of all time. We live in a rental house and this is our first time ever having a "yard." I use the term yard loosely because Colorado is rather arid, to say the least – it's not exactly a grass-friendly climate. The odds are definitely against us, but we're determined to grow at least some grass without breaking the bank or skyrocketing our water bill.
So we spent Friday and Saturday digging up countless stubborn weeds, cleaning up the fence, and raking the crunchy dead debris from the yard. We filled 3 contractor bags which seems like a helluva lot for the size of our yard. Then we went to Home Depot for a sprinkler, grass seed, and flowers for the outdoor planters. Now, we wait. And we foam roll our sore hamstrings and give each other back rubs and spread lotion on the accidental sunburns. Yard work is no joke and/or I'm getting old.
Either way, I'm eating THIS salad for dinner tonight and it's this salad and I'm not mad about it.
Tons of crunchy, fresh romaine topped with crispy tofu bites that we're calling croutons because they're golden brown and deliciously herby. Then it's all smothered in the best vegan version of Caesar dressing you will ever have the pleasure of tasting. I'm serious when I say this dressing tastes as good as the "real deal" buttermilk-parmesan-anchovy version. Clark has walked into the kitchen to find me dipping romaine, broccoli, carrots, etc. into a the dressing jar on more than one occasion. I have no shame. It's just. SO. good.
The whole thing comes together quickly – just toss seasoned tofu in the skillet for a few minutes and pulse all of the dressing ingredients in a food processor or blender. Add the romaine to a large bowl (preferably one with a lid), add the tofu, and pour the dressing over top and shake it all together.
Make this salad ASAP to make all of your spring food dreams come true. And tell me about your vegan caesar salad over on Insta so I can share your creation!Print