Anyone who knows me well knows how much I love a good Caesar salad. As evidenced by the many versions here in the blog archives, you can never have too many variations on this classic. As much as I love Caesar dressing, I don’t love the fact that it generally falls more on the unhealthy side of the salad spectrum. Given my continual shift toward healthier eating in general, I was very intrigued and excited when I saw this recipe for cashew Caesar dressing. The prospect of a great Caesar without egg yolks or mayo to up the cholesterol content of the dressing meant this could be a very good thing indeed.
And, it really is! This dressing tastes for all the world every bit as good as my other favorite versions of Caesar salad. I topped our salad with a simple roasted salmon which I broiled for the last few minutes to crisp the top, as well as a handful of whole grain croutons (using my usual favorite crouton recipe and a whole grain baguette.) This meal was simple and excellent and I love that I now have a version of Caesar I can feel better about eating.