Well, well. Caesar comes full circle. This classic that began with a raw egg base (ugh) and has been adapted thousands of times into 'low-fat', 'egg-free', and even vegan versions, is now raw again!
This is my Living Caesar Dressing, using only raw vegan ingredients. I have been tinkering with raw recipes lately, and came up with this idea. I already had a wicked Caesar dressing in ED&BV, but as soon as I tasted this raw dressing, I knew I had to squeeze it into my manuscript (last-minute). I managed to get it in there - the things I do for you! :)
Working with raw recipes is fun, though I could use a decent high-powered blender like a Vita-Mix. I've been using my food processor and immersion blender for some of the things I'm making - and they work okay but I know I'd have more successful testing with a VROOOM machine!
I'm not "going raw" (in case some of you are wondering), but I will be tinkering with more raw recipes. They are fun, interesting, tasty - and healthy. I have a half-dozen (I think) raw recipes in ED&BV, so you'll have some others to enjoy in the book as well.
And, if you want, use the raw recipes in non-raw ways... for instance, this Caesar is so delicious, go ahead and use it with traditional croutons. You will love it. But even with the fresh tomatoes and pumpkin seeds this salad was outstanding. Though, I have to confess... I didn't have raw pumpkin seeds for garnishing and had to use roasted. I committed a raw crime!! Nevertheless, it tasted incredible. Hard to stop eating it in fact!