Gluten-Free and Vegan Caesar Salad

mbg Contributor By Amie Valpone
mbg Contributor
Amie Valpone is a Manhattan-based chef, culinary nutritionist, professional recipe developer, food photographer, writer and motivational speaker specializing in simple gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free ‘clean eating’ recipes.

This Gingered Caesar Salad is a healthier spin on the classic Caesar as it's gluten-free, vegan, and delicious!


1 cup Brussels sprouts4 cups mixed greens (spinach, radicchio, etc)1/2 cup arugula3/4 cup almond milk1/2 cup pumpkin1 tsp. white balsamic vinegar1/4 cup cashews, ground1 ripe avocado, pitted and peeled2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast1/4 tsp. fresh lemon juice1 Tbsp. agave nectar1/6 tsp. curry powder1/6 tsp. fresh ginger root1/4 cup fresh basil, finely choppedPinch of sea salt


Steam Brussels sprouts on the stove top over medium heat for 10 minutes or until tender and bright green. Remove from heat; transfer to a large salad bowl. Add mixed greens and arugula.

In a blender, add remaining ingredients; pulse until smooth. Pour dressing onto salad; gently toss to combine.

Serve chilled.


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