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Like Chicken Caesar Salad

This salad is a vegan version of a classic chicken caesar salad made with crispy romaine lettuce and a creamy dressing.

Caesar salads are one of the most popular salads. Everybody knows them and everybody loves them. They are fresh, juicy, tasty, and full of umami. This version is a simple vegan alternative to the classic caesar salad plus Like Chicken for added protein.

Like Chicken Caesar Salad

15 mins to prep
20 mins to cook
Yields 2
Vegan

Ingredients

Like Chicken

  • 1 package LikeMeat Like Chicken
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • Pinch of fresh ground black pepper

Croutons

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • 5 slices white bread, cut into small cubes
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

Dressing

  • 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard 
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup 60 grams vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons small capers

To assemble

  • 2 heads romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1/4 English cucumber, cubed
  • 15 cherry tomatoes, halved

Preparation

    LIKE CHICKEN

    • 1
      In a large frying pan over medium heat, heat oil and margarine. Add Like Chicken and cook according to package instructions. Season with salt and black pepper. Transfer to a plate.

    CROUTONS

    • 1
      Wipe the same frying pan and heat over medium heat. Add oil, margarine, and bread. Toast until golden brown, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes.
    • 2
      Add thyme, rosemary, and garlic. Toss to combine and continue toasting for 5 minutes.

    DRESSING

    • 1
      In a blender, add mustard, nutritional yeast, mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, soy sauce, maple syrup, and vinegar. Blend until smooth and creamy.
    • 2
      Stir in capers.

    TO ASSEMBLE

    • 1
      In a large serving bowl, add lettuce, cucumber, and tomatoes.
    • 2
      Drizzle in dressing and toss well to coat.
    • 3
      Top with Like Chicken and croutons.