Monday, July 19, 2010

Caesar Salad, Creative Croutons

The Chef: Liz

The Menu: Today Liz took a page from Alicia Silverstone's book The Kind Diet by preparing us Alicia's signature Caesar salad. This rich, tangy salad combines romaine lettuce with homemade Caesar dressing made of almonds, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, soy sauce, garlic, Dijon mustard, and water, and freshly baked croutons. Since the VN kitchen is fresh out of bread, Liz improvised by popping seasoned and slightly warmed tortilla squares into the mix and finished off the meal with roasted eggplant, carrot, bell pepper, and tomato.

The Goods: We're big fans of this Caesar salad recipe, which calls for clean, whole ingredients that leave us feeling completely full and satisfied. The only thing more fun than cooking by the book might be the opportunity to look through a new book, and if your summer reading list is as sorely neglected as ours, we recommend you check out the fabulous, brand new VegNews Book Club. Whether you love discussing literature or simply need a new veg-friendly book to devour, the VN Book Club is the place to be. Currently, readers are hotly debating Mad Cowboy by Howard Lyman. Have some opinions about this bestseller? Join the conversation today!

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