Caesar-ish Kale Salad with Pepitas & Hemp Seeds
SERVES 2. HANDS-ON TIME: 20 MINUTES. TOTAL TIME: 20 MINUTES.
Raw cashews form the base for this silky dressing with big Caesar flavor. To keep it dairy-free, we used nutritional yeast in place of Parmesan cheese for an authentic taste plus a boost of B12, an essential nutrient that can be hard to come by on a plant-forward plan.
1/4 cup raw cashews
1/4 cup hot water
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 tsp white miso
1 clove garlic, peeled
1 tsp Dijon mustard
⅛ tsp ground black pepper
Pinch sea salt
1 bunch kale, ribs removed and roughly chopped 2 tbsp hemp seeds ¼ cup pepitas (aka pumpkin seeds) 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved 2 tbsp minced shallots
1. Make dressing: To a blender, add cashews and pulse to a fine powder. Add hot water and pulse again until very smooth. Add remaining dressing ingredients and pulse until smooth.
2. To a large bowl, add kale. Pour dressing over kale. Using both hands, massage dressing into kale for 60 to 90 seconds. Add hemp and pumpkin seeds and toss. Toss in tomatoes and shallots.
NOTE: If following our Meal Plan, store leftover serving in an airtight container in the fridge.
PER SERVING (1/2 of recipe): Calories: 396, Total Fat: 26 g, Sat. Fat: 4 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 11 g, Polyunsaturated
Fat: 8 g, Carbs: 33 g, Fiber: 8 g, Sugars: 8 g, Protein: 19 g, Sodium: 407 mg, Cholesterol: 0 mg