Friday, March 4, 2011

AFR: Caesar Salad, Eggplant Bacon, Caesar Chavez Dressing

In the words of one of my co-workers, OH. MY. LANTA.
This recipe is AMAZING. This is legitimately one of the most delicious salads I've ever prepared. And it came together in under half an hour!

I don't think this picture does it justice, but you can see that the dressing coats the lettuce like a real caesar would. I thought the flavor of the dressing was spot-on caesar, but it lacked a creamy texture that I am accustomed to. That being said, for a recipe that includes no vegenaise or anything of that sort, it is impressive. Natural ingredients like cashews, tahini, and miso really do work magic in terms of a creamy consistency.

The eggplant bacon is insanely good. You will eat all of it. I promise. My only complaint? There's very little protein to make this a "meal". Something tells me I'll live.


  1. Agree completely. I've made this salad twice and ate the entire eggplant each time. I've also made the dressing every single week.

  2. I just made this recipe. You're eggplant looks better than mine did. Did you cook it for longer than the suggested time? It looks nice and crispy. (Mine was mostly soggy.)