Caesar Salad with Crispy Mushrooms and Tofu

RECIPE BY VERENA FROM FREI STYLE

The caesar dressing tangy and full of flavour - the perfect pair for fresh and crisp lettuce. The crunchy mushrooms and tofu topping is irresistible.

INGREDIENTS
  • DRESSING
    • Plant-based Yogurt, 4 tbsp
    • Tahini, 2 tbsp
    • Vegan Parmesan, 1 block (about 2 inches or substitute nutritional yeast)
    • Lemon, 1/2 (juiced)
    • Mustard, 1 tsp
    • Pickled Caper Berries, 5-7 pcs
    • Caper Berry Brine, 1 tbsp
    • Maple Syrup, 1 tsp
    • Vegan Worcestershire Sauce, 1 tsp
    • Salt, 1/2 tsp
    • Pepper, a pinch
    • Garlic Powder, 1-2 tsp (optional)
  • CRISPY MUSHROOM AND TOFU
    • Mushrooms, 100 g
    • Tofu, 100 g
    • Bread, 1 slice
    • Starch, 2 tbsp
    • Avocado Oil, 2 tbsp
    • Balsamic Vinegar, 2 tbsp
    • Soy Sauce, 2 tbsp
    • Salt, to taste
    • Pepper, to taste
    • Garlic Powder,to taste
    • Fresh Thyme, to taste
  • SALAD
    • Romaine Lettuce, 1 head
    • Vegan Parmesan, to garnish
    • Micro Greens
METHOD
  • DRESSING
    1. Add all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth - season to taste.
  • CRISPY MUSHROOMS AND TOFU
    1. Slice the mushrooms. Cut the bread and tofu into cubes. Mix all three in a bowl with the starch.
    2. Heat a pan with oil. Saute the tofu, bread and mushrooms and for 4-5 minutes. Deglaze with the balsamic vinegar and soy sauce.
    3. Fry for another 4-5 minutes while stirring until crispy. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and some fresh thyme.
  • SALAD
    1. Chop the romaine lettuce, wash it  and dry thoroughly. Mix with the dressing, add the topping and sprinkle with more vegan parmesan and micro greens.

     

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