Tuesday, March 26, 2013

caesar salad dressing over pan-fried soy curls

Some of you have been asking about my Caesar Dressing recipe using The Vegg. I'm almost embarrassed to call it a recipe, since it's so pathetically easy to put together. But it's one of those gems that delivers maximum flavor for minimum effort – perfect for lazy, tired cooks like me. Anchovy lovers will appreciate the sea saltiness that my requisite hit of miso delivers. I think the Caesar Dressing tastes particularly delicious drizzled liberally over pan-fried Soy Curls [directions follow], on top of a bed of greens. But if you are of the more traditional ilk, serve it over romaine lettuce with plenty of crispy croutons.

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Caesar Dressing

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp mustard
  • 6 T extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp miso
  • 2 tsp The Vegg - Vegan Egg Yolk plus 1/2 cup water
  • Salt and lots of fresh ground black pepper
Makes 1/2 cup

Whiz everything together in a mini food processor until creamy. Doesn't get much easier.

Pan-Fried Soy Curls

Serves 2 

Soak soy curls in broth for about 1/2 hour. Drain and squeeze out excess broth. [Save broth for other uses.]

Heat about 1 T oil in a saucepan [cast iron works great here] over medium. Add soy curls and sear until browned about 5 minutes. Repeat until all sides are browned, adding more oil if needed.

Place on top of a bed of your favorite greens, then toss with Caesar Dressing.

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Mattheworbit said...

Looks like heaven. The dress sounds creamy, tangy, and rich. What isn't there to love? And soy curls are pretty much automatically awesome when prepared in that manner. YUM!

Anonymous said...

6 T of olive oil is 84 grams of fat. 2 servings, 42 g. of fat per person. Over half a day's worth according to the American Heart Association, and 360 calories (per serving) from this oil alone. Other than this, nice recipe.

urban vegan said...
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urban vegan said...

Anonymouse: I never claimed to be a health food blogger. I believe in everything in moderation including moderation. What's your name, anyway? ;)

Joey said...

Your dressing recipe is the second I've seen recently that's just made me want to whip up a salad right now...! I definitely need more caesars in my life!