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Paleo Caesar Salad (Dressing!)


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Oh the Caesar salad… the Big Mac of salads… I say that because a traditional Caesar salad boasts a very high calorie count & it’s not that nutritionally dense. That is definitely not the case with the paleoized rendition! It’s a fantastic entree salad and will fill up even my “meat & potatoes” husband.

The salad was composed of locally grown baby lettuce, avocado & free range chicken breast, seasoned with Flavor God Garlic Lover’s, sea salt & pepper. The croutons were replaced with crispy roasted parsnips, I tossed in coconut oil & Flavor God Everything Spicy & roasted for 20min at 425F.

Now the dressing takes a bit of effort, to create that savory & tangy, yet creamy combination that makes Caesar dressing so irresistible.

Paleo Caesar Salad (Dressing!)
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Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • 3 tbsp ground dried shiitake mushroom (you can make this in your blender, the dried mushrooms will crumble in to a great umami powder)
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 tbsp lemon rind
  • 3 large fresh basil leaves (optional, you can also use some oregano)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk, unsweetened (I used homemade, which tends to be thicker than store bought)
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup- 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon squeezed (just juice)

Instructions

  • In blender combine shiitake powder, coconut, lemon rind, basil, garlic, salt, pepper, and almond milk.
  • Blend on low and gradually increase speed until high.
  • When almost smooth and all dry ingredients are wet, lower speed, add in egg yolks.
  • On medium speed, begin to drizzle in olive oil slowly.
  • When you've poured in all the oil, the dressing should be thick & white and slightly chunky (like Caesar dressing).
  • Add in lemon juice and whisk in.
  • Taste. Adjust salt and pepper.
  • You can add more lemon if you want more tang, or a hint of cayenne.
  • This will make enough for 2-4 salads.
  • Store in the fridge in air tight container.
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