Cauliflower Caesar salad

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Serves 4
4 - 6 People
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Beginner

Ingredients

Cauliflower wings

  • 1 small cauliflower head broken into florets
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup plant-based milk (more if needed)
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Basting sauce

  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup or liquid sweetener of choice
  • Salt and pepper
  • water to smooth out
 

Garlic roasted chickpeas and croutons 

  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas 
  • garlic flakes
  • salt and pepper 
  • 1 1/4 cups old bread, diced (preferably sourdough or wholewheat)

 

Cashew Caesar salad dressing 

  • 1 cup soaked cashews
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk,
  • 1/4 cup capers
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast1 tsp garlic flakes
  • salt and pepper.

 

Add on’s 

  • Sun-dried tomatoes 
  • hemp seeds 
  • sliced avocado 
  • micro greens or sprouts 

Method

  1. Mix the batter ingredients, dip the cauliflower, remove with a fork, place on a parchment paper lined tray, and bake for 10-15 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Once baked,  dip the roasted cauliflower in the basting sauce, and roast again for 5-8 minutes until crispy. 

Garlic roasted chickpeas

  1. Toss the chickpeas with olive oil, garlic flakes, salt and pepper. Roast for 10-12 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Repeat with bread to make croutons.

Cashew Caesar salad dressing

  1. Place all of the salad ingredients in a high-speed blender and store in a glass container until serving time. 

 

Assemble the salad 

  1. Layer the butter lettuce, cauliflower wings, chickpeas, croutons, garlic bread croutons, sun-dried tomatoes, micro greens, and sliced avocado. 
  2. Drizzle with the Caesar dressing add the sliced avocado on top and sprinkle with some hemp seeds!
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