I can't believe I haven't posted a vegan caesar salad on the site, and this brussels sprout incantation is loaded with nutrients, and super tasty.
I love including raw shredded brussels sprouts in my salads as much as possible because it's the tastiest way to enjoy these nutrient-dense detox superstars. Rich in glucosinolates (detox compounds); antioxidants; vitamins C and K; omega-3 fatty acids; alkaline minerals; and fiber, brussels sprouts help regulate blood sugar and cholesterol, aid digestion, combat oxidative damage, and help encourage healthy inflammatory responses. These brilliant crucifers also contain a specific compound that prevents environmental, toxin-triggered changes to our DNA. So, include them in your diet as much as possible.
For those of you who are skeptical about eating raw brussels sprouts, the secret to getting them to taste amazing is to chiffonade them into really thin shreds, and coat them with a delicious creamy dressing like this one. If you're using a conventional blender, it's really important to soak your cashews in order to get the smoothest consistency.
I use the KitchenAid® Pro Line® Series high-speed blender, and it's the best blender I've ever used. This is the most powerful home blender on the market, and completely pulverizes nuts, seeds, and fibrous fruits and vegetables to deliver a consistency that incredibly smooth and creamy. It's awesome for making dressings made out of nuts like the one in this salad.
Don't miss making the pine-hemp parmesan because it adds a delicious cheezy quality to this salad, and the croutons bring in a crunchy texture. If you don't want to eat the bread, try using chickpeas or edamame for crunch and additional protein.
I shared this brussels sprouts caesar salad on the Kitchenthusiast® recipe blog as part of my role as the global spokesperson for KitchenAid® blenders. There are a ton of fantastic recipes on their site, including about 50 recipes developed by me for the KitchenAid® Pro Line® Series blender.
You can find the Pro Line® Series blender online or in stores at Williams-Sonoma, Sur La Table, Macy's, Bloomingdales, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Nebraska Furniture Mart. For those of you in Australia, look in Myer and David Jones, and for those of you in the UK, they've got them at Lakeland.
*I am the spokesperson for KitchenAid® blenders. But, my opinions are my own.