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Herb Tofu Caesar Salad With Spicy Pepitas [Vegan]

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Herb Tofu Caesar Salad With Spicy Pepitas [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy Free Vegan

Serves

4-6

Ingredients

Spicy Pepitas:

  • 1 cup Pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Squeeze Lemon/Lime Juice
  • ½ tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ tsp Smoked Paprika
  • Pinch Sea Salt

Herb Croutons:

  • 4 slices bread (I used gluten-free), cut into cubes
  • ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • Pinch of Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper

Baked Herb Tofu:

  • 1 small packet Extra Firm Tofu (organic & non-GMO), cut into cubes
  • ¼ cup Tamari (or Soy Sauce)
  • ½ Lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • Pinch of Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper

Avocado Caesar Dressing:

  • ½ cup Macadamia Nuts (or Pine Nuts or any nuts you fancy)
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 small Avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 2 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 Lime, juiced
  • 1 tbsp Agave Nectar
  • Pinch Cayenne Pepper
  • Pinch Sea Salt

Preparation

For the Spicy Pepitas: 

  1. Preheat oven to 300 F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well until pepitas are evenly covered.
  3. Place pepitas in a single layer on a lined baking tray and bake for 20 minutes or until golden.
  4. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

For the Herb Croutons:

  1. Increase oven temperature to 350 F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well until croutons are evenly covered.
  3. Place croutons in a single layer on a lined baking tray and bake for 10 minutes or until golden.
  4. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

For the Baked Herb Tofu:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well until tofu is evenly covered.
  2. Place tofu in a single layer in a baking dish and top with remaining ‘juice’.
  3. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until tofu has absorbed all the ‘juice’.
  4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

For the Avocado Caesar Dressing:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy.

Assemble:

  1. Sprinkle Spicy Pepitas, Herb Croutons and Baked, Herb Tofu on a bed of romaine lettuce leaves, drizzle with Avocado Caesar Dressing and enjoy!

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AUTHOR & RECIPE DETAILS


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Rebecca Weller is a Holistic Health, Lifestyle and Business Coach.  Named "One of Perth’s Leading Healthpreneurs" by The Sunday Times Magazine, Rebecca has coached more than 200 women to get their sparkle back and create a life they love.  Founder of Sexy Sobriety and Vegan Sparkles, she provides one-on-one and group coaching programs, and is the author of "The Sparkle Experiment," "Eating for Energy," "Dessert SuperSmoothies" and "How to Create a Biz You Love."


 

 

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