here is a super simple recipe for a vegan ceasar salad dressing. the dressing is bright from the lemon juice, pungent from the garlic, fruity from the olive oil and delivers a good kick complements of the freshly ground black pepper. just a tablespoon of vegannaise gives it just a touch of creaminess without making it cloying or overly heavy. if you're looking for a silken tofu type dressing you've come to the wrong place. although i love tofu in all its various guises, i just cannot get over that chalky taste of asceptically packaged silken tofu. it just seems to power on through even the most agressive of seasonings. except of course chocolate. but then you could probably cover chicken droppings with a nice, thick coating of bittersweet chocolate and i'd find it perfectly acceptable...
ceasar salad dressing
2 cloves garlic
1/2 - 1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon dijon mustard
1 Tablespoon vegannaise
1/3 cup olive oil
dash of vegetarian worcestershire sauce (optional)
a few sprinkles of kelp powder (optional)
put garlic through a press and mash with mustard, salt, pepper, and worcestershire sauce. add vegannaise and olive oil. adjust seasonings to taste and pour over romaine lettuce. top with croutons.