This yummy vegan kale caesar salad, with smoked tofu “croutons” and a nut-free caesar dressing comes together in just 15 minutes, meaning it’s ready anytime you have a craving! Super nutrient-dense, gut-friendly and so easy to make.
If you haven't already, blend up the caesar dressing and vegan parmesan (if you're making your own)
Massage the kale: In a large salad bowl, drizzle kale with 1 tablespoon (15 mL) of oil, lemon juice or caesar dressing. Using hands, massage liquid into kale until the kale wilts and softens to about half the original volume.
Panfry the tofu: heat 1 tablespoon (15 mL) of oil in a medium nonstick pan over medium heat. Add tofu and cook until the tofu is heated through and golden on one or two sides, about 3-4 minutes total.
Assemble the salad: Toss kale with caesar dressing and top with cooked tofu and vegan parmesan.
This recipe will serve 2 as a hearty main dish or 4-6 as a side dish!Want to save time? Smoked tofu is precooked so you don't actually need to cook it.