Grilled Caesar Salad

While adopting a completely meat-free diet isn’t necessarily practical or desired by most families, going one day a week without meat wont kill you, and will actually save you money and is even better for the environment. In our home, we try to eat small amounts of meat, while still keeping our diet rich in whole foods that are minimally processed. We feel best when we eat this way, and I know you will too! Try out a Meatless Monday (or any day of the week for that matter). You won’t regret it!

Serves 2

Ingredients (for salad):

1 large head of romaine lettuce (can use any other type of crisp lettuce as well), quartered

1 firm avocado, pitted and quartered

1 tablespoon coconut oil

salt and pepper, to taste

Ingredients (for dressing):

½ cup shelled hemp hearts

¼ cup warm water

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1 garlic clove, smashed and peeled

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Heat grill on high, and scrape off any debris. Coat well with coconut oil.
  2. While the grill is heating, make your dressing. Combine all ingredients in high-powered blender and blend on high for 2 minutes until creamy. Adjust ingredients as necessary.
  3. Once grill is hot, carefully place lettuce and avocado face down, letting cook until charred.
  4. Serve immediately drizzled with dressing.

*This salad is also great topped with bacon, if you are wanting to add a protein option.

Recipe adapted from blissfulbasil.com

Katie Taylor

About Katie Taylor

A Spanish translator by day, Katie Taylor finds creativity in the kitchen relaxing. Her passion is finding new recipes that are outside the box, fresh and seasonally grown. She is an avid runner, loves to travel and hopes to someday qualify for the Boston Marathon.

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