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Eccentric Caesar Salad

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Straight from the Earth_Eccentric Caesar SaladThis recipe makes extra dressing that you can store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

CAESAR DRESSING

1⁄2 cup/70 g raw cashews
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
3 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 large garlic clove
3⁄4 tsp salt
1⁄4 tsp curry powder
Freshly ground black pepper

SALAD

2 large heads romaine lettuce, chopped or torn into bite-size pieces
2 cups/120 g Croutons
1 ripe avocado, medium dice
1⁄2 cup/65 g hemp seeds
1/3 cup/55 g capers

To make the dressing: Combine the cashews, oil, lemon juice, yeast, mustard, garlic, salt, curry powder, and pepper in a food processor and add 1⁄4 cup plus 3 tbsp/75 ml warm water. Process until the mixture is very smooth, 2 to 3 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl once or twice.

To make the salad: Toss the romaine with 1⁄2 cup/120 ml of the dressing. Add more to taste if desired. Divide the lettuce among six plates, and top each with some of the croutons, avocado, hemp seeds, and capers. Serve immediately.

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