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Jerk Caesar Salad (V)

Unfortunately, I couldn't find fake chicken that was both gluten free and soy free. Since I'm planning on tofu for later this week, I decided to go soy free tonight.

This recipe was quite the find. It's getting harder and harder to find unique recipes -- I'm at over 1100 recipes! A fun, healthy enough way to start the week for sure.

Jerk Caesar Salad (V)

Source: Plant-Based Passport | Serves: 4 | Time: 30 min

Changes: used a mango flavored balsamic vinegar instead of red wine; skipped collard greens; used carmelized bananas instead of banana chips; skipped red onion and added onion powder to the salsa



4 cloves of garlic, minced

1 tbsp dijon mustard

1 ½ tsp vegan Worcestershire sauce

1 ½ tbsp lemon juice

½ tsp lemon zest

2 tsp mango flavored balsamic vinegar

½ cup EVO

1 tbsp capers finely minced

1 tbsp caper brining liquid

¾ tsp salt or to taste

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper or to taste

Vegan Chicken Tenders

1 lb frozen vegan chicken tenders

2 tbsp EVO

2 tbsp jerk seasoning


16 ounces romaine lettuce about 3 small heads, sliced

½ cup vegan nutritional yeast

1 banana, cut into small slices, and carmelized

Mango Salsa

1 mango diced finely

2 tbsp cilantro chopped

1 red bell pepper diced finely

2 tbsp lime juice

1/2 tbsp onion powder

¼ tsp salt or to taste

⅛ tsp freshly ground black pepper


Make the Caesar dressing: Combine the minced garlic, dijon mustard, vegan Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, lemon zest and red wine vinegar in a bowl. Begin whisking these ingredients and then slowly drizzle in the olive oil, while continuing to whisk. Then season with salt and freshly cracked black pepper.

Cook the vegan chicken tenders: Mix together 2 tablespoon jerk seasoning with 2 tablespoon olive oil in a bowl. Brush the frozen vegan chicken tenders on both sides with the jerk mixture. Cook according to package instructions.

Make the mango salsa: Combine the diced mango, chopped cilantro and diced bell pepper in a bowl. Squeeze lime juice over the mixture and season with onion powder, salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.

Assemble the salad: Add sliced romaine to a large bowl. Pour over the Caesar dressing, add the nutritional yeast and toss to coat. Top with jerk chicken tenders, mango salsa and carmelized bananas. Enjoy!

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