Caesar Salad Dressing and Soy

Hello! Welcome to Beyond Soy!

As the weather Ashley and I change our eating habits slightly. In the summer, we tend to eat more light foods, like salads, and shy away from using the oven to avoid heating up the house unnecessarily.

One of these lighter foods that we enjoy is caesar salad. Caesar salad is quick to throw together and easy to tailor (i.e., add chicken if you’d like) for a simple, yet filling, dinner. There’s only one problem… soy-free caesar dressing is very difficult to find.

 IMAGE VIA PIXABAY

IMAGE VIA PIXABAY

In general, soy-free salad dressings are limited in number and take some searching to discover. But, caesar dressing takes it to a whole new level. Even Brianna’s (the brand we depend on for many of our salad dressing needs) caesar dressing contains soy.

Since we couldn’t find soy-free caesar dressing in the store, we learned to make it ourselves. This adds a bit of complexity to the simple caesar salad, but it isn’t that difficult and comes together pretty quickly. With the below recipe you can enjoy a light, refreshing summer caesar salad with fresh, soy-free dressing!

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 cloves minced garlic (or you can use garlic powder)
  • 1 tsp anchovy paste
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup soy-free mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • Salt & pepper

What To Do:

  1. Mix everything together
  2. Taste and adjust as appropriate
  3. Enjoy!