This vegan kale white bean Caesar salad is a non-traditional take on the classic. It’s made with kale, protein-packed white beans, and a cashew based dressing. It’s exceptionally nutrient-dense and so satisfying.
Once upon a time, I thought that Caesar salad would be impossible to veganize. Nowadays I know that pretty much nothing is impossible to veganize, which is one of the happy and exciting discoveries of transitioning into plant-based cooking.
I have a great Caesar dressing, and with that, it’s not hard to make a Caesar salad. That’s how this kale white bean Caesar salad came to be.
The salad is inspired not only be Caesar salad, but also by Tuscan kale and white bean soup. It’s an Italian-inspired hybrid of sorts!
The salad is both fresh and also hearty, a perfect mixture of bitter greens, tangy sun-dried tomatoes, creamy white beans and dressing. It’s a new favorite for me.
Caesar salad is one of those salads that qualifies as familiar comfort food for a lot of folks—myself included!
I love how nutrient-dense this white bean Caesar salad is. It’s a vegan spin on the classic that offers up so much fiber, protein, iron, and folate. And it’s delicious—what’s not to love? I certainly do love it.
And I hope you will, too!