Friday, September 23, 2011

Caesar Salad Dressing~pg 93; Frying Pan Croutons~pg 298

Vegan Culinary Institute La Dolce Vegan! Challenge:

Getting Ready to Cook!

Argggh! This reminds me why I don't make salad dressings! Too much work and too messy. I don't know where you find whole blanched almonds so I used blanched slivered almonds. Okay, how many slivered almonds make up 40 almonds? I counted out 40 almonds, weighed them (approx. 2 oz.) so I used 2 oz. of slivered almonds. First, I tried blending in my food processor until smooth and creamy (as per instructions). I still had little chunks of almonds, so then I transferred that mess into a bowl and tried using my hand blender causing a splattered mess! It didn't make it any more smooth and creamy. Anywhoo, the flavor of this dressing is not enough to knock my socks off that I would make it again.

Frying up the croutons! I used cracked wheat sourdough bread.
These are dangerous. I could eat a whole bowl of them just like popcorn.

The finished product!
I served this salad with Gardein Chick'n Scallopini (Chicken Caesar Salad!) and a baked potato. 

1 comment:

  1. After making the croutons I realized why I don't make them...they ARE addicting!