Brussels & Kale Caesar with Cheezy Garlic Croutons
We have some things to talk about.
Er, THING. A single thing.
Specifically, a kale and brussels caesar that will make spring your favorite eating season.
We are talking papery-thin shreds of fresh brussels sprouts and a few handfuls of finely chopped lacinato kale, tossed and *thoroughly* saturated with a creamy, garlicky, avocado-based vegan caesar dressing that is puckery and briney in all the best ways. All that plus a scoop of the world’s most addicting cheezy garlic croutons and WE ARE ALL IN A REALLY GOOD MOOD.
Let’s Make A Kale and Brussels Vegan Caesar Salad!
I get it. The dressing (avocado, garlic, lemon, salt, a little mayo for creaminess) doesn’t look super pretty, but TRUST. It will bring this whole thing together.
Brussels & Kale Caesar! Papery-thin shreds of brussels sprouts and chopped lacinato kale, tossed with a creamy, garlicky, avocado-based vegan caesar dressing, topped off with the most addicting cheezy garlic croutons.
Vegan Caesar Dressing:
1/4 cupmayo (regular or vegan)
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoonslemon juice
1 teaspoondijon mustard
2 tablespoonscaper brine (optional! – replace with more lemon juice and salt)
Dressing: Pulse all ingredients together in a food processor until smooth. Taste and adjust.
Salad: Finely chop the kale. Shred the brussels with a mandoline. Make your croutons.
Serve: When you’re ready to eat, toss the brussels, kale, dressing, and croutons together and enjoy! You can eyeball / modify the amounts of kale, brussels, dressing, and croutons that you use depending on your tastes and how many people you’re serving.