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Caesar Salad with Tempeh Bacon

Caesar Salad with Tempeh Bacon

Prep: 10 min
Cook: 5 min
Total: 15 min
Servings: 2

Say bye to boring salads with this easy and tasty Ceasar Salad! This salad would be a great lunch or dish to whip up for family and friends.

Author run2food
by run2food
Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients & Directions

Recipe Ingredients


Yield: Caesar Salad (2 Servings)
Needed Kitchenware: Mixing bowls, non-stick cooking pan
Tempeh Bacon
  • 200g tempeh, chopped
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • (optional) 1 tsp liquid smoke
Caesar Dressing
  • 3 tbsp vegan mayonnaise
  • 1½ tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp nori flakes, see notes
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp almond milk
  • Salt & pepper to taste
Other Ingredients
  • 4 cups cos or romaine lettuce, chopped
  • ½ cup croutons (I used Pimp My Salad)
  • Nutritional yeast or vegan permesan for sprinkling
  • (optional) vegan coconut bacon (I used Pimp My Salad)
Recipe Directions


  • Make the TEMPEH BACON: marinate the tempeh chunks in the soy sauce, maple syrup, and optional liquid smoke. Pan-fry in a non-stick pan on medium high heat for 3-4 minutes on each side until caramelized. Remove from the heat and set aside.⁣
  • Make the DRESSING: whisk together all the ingredients until thick and smooth. Use more almond milk to thin the sauce if you want it thinner.
  • ASSEMBLE the salad: Into a large bowl, add the lettuce, croutons, and tempeh. Drizzle the dressing over the top. Sprinkle with vegan Parmesan or nutritional yeast! Serve!

To make nori crumbs or flakes at home, use a small sheet of roasted nori sweaweed and crumble it.

Feel free to make your own croutons for this recipe!

Recipe nutrition

Nutritional Information

Yield: Caesar Salad
Servings: 2
Information per serving:
Energy: 501.3 kcal
Carbohydrate: 31.3 g
Protein: 30.4 g
Fiber: 8.8 g
Sugar: 11.5 g
Fat: 31.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 7.3 g
Polyunsatured Fat: 14.7 g
Omega-3: 0.6 g
Omega-6: 5.7 g
Saturated Fat: 6.1 g
Trans Fat: 0.8 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Choline: 42.8 mg 10% DV
Folate: 184 µg 46% DV
A: 8590.6 IU 368% DV
B1: 1.5 mg 140% DV
B2: 0.7 mg 61% DV
B3: 12.6 mg 90% DV
B5: 21.5 mg 431% DV
B6: 6.4 mg 489% DV
B12: 1 mg 41% DV
C: 3.8 mg 5% DV
D: 3.1 IU 1% DV
E: 1.2 mg 8% DV
K: 123.1 µg 137% DV
Calcium: 195.7 mg 20% DV
Copper: 0.6 mg 72% DV
Iron: 5.1 mg 28% DV
Magnesium: 114.2 mg 36% DV
Manganese: 2 mg 113% DV
Phosphorus: 462.6 mg 66% DV
Potassium: 776.2 mg 17% DV
Selenium: 18.1 µg 33% DV
Sodium: 1230 mg 82% DV
Zinc: 3.7 mg 46% DV

Please note nutritional information varies dependent on agricultural conditions, consistency in manufacturing processes, and honesty in reporting. We cannot accurately report on the amount of harmful chemicals or beneficial plant constituents that might be present in these ingredients. We cannot report on the content of material added during the cooking process. We cannot guarantee if the vitamins present are natural or synthetic. We make no guarantees to the accuracy of this information and continue to suggest purchasing organic, high-quality, fresh ingredients from local, trusted sources. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet and values come regulated from the FDA. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your needs.

Tips, Suggestions, Photos, & More Information

Vegan Caesar Salad with Tempeh Bacon and Caesar Salad Dressing

Vegan Caesar Salad

Say bye to boring salads with this easy and tasty Ceasar Salad. This salad would be a great lunch or dish to whip up for family and friends.

This salad tastes just like the original caesar salad and without using hard-to-find or expensive ingredients.

Tempeh Bacon

Homemade tempeh bacon too! Don't break your budget buying premade stuff, easily make it with just a few ingredients. The tempeh bacon really adds a lot of flavor and texture to this salad, plus it packs a huge protein punch making this a great healthy lunch option for a busy day. The nutritional yeast in the recipe help the addition of protein as well making this meal very well-rounded.

Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing, with No Cashews

That's right - no cashews! No need to soak anything overnight, get a great dressing without the additional work or fat. Use your favorite vegan mayonnaise instead of cashews with some smooth almond milk. The best part of this dressing is how easy it is to make and how it tastes just like the original without the anchovy thanks to the nori flakes.

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