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Kale Caesar Salad in a bowl with salad tongs garnished with vegan parmesan cheese, croutons, and baked tofu with a striped towel.

Caesar Salad with Tofu Bacon

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: gluten-free, vegan


This recipe for Caesar Salad with Tofu Bacon is packed with flavors. This vegan and gluten free dish has a savory caesar dressing, crunchy croutons, and sweet and smokey tofu bacon.



For the dressing:

  • 1 cup raw sunflower seeds (, soaked in water overnight and drained)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons capers
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic (, peeled)
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

For the vegan parmesan cheese:

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/4 cup brazil nuts
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

The rest:

  • 1 recipe baked tofu
  • Gluten Free croutons
  • 2 heads of lacinato kale (, torn into bite sized pieces)


  1. Add all of the parmesan cheese ingredients into a food processor. Process until a course meal forms. Set aside.
  2. Next, add the dressing ingredients into the food processor, and process until smooth.
  3. Add the kale into a large bowl. Sprinkle with some salt and pepper and massage the kale with your hands until it is softened and bright green. Add in some of the dressing to coat (you might have extra) and massage again. Serve with croutons, baked tofu and parmesan.


  • You can find the Best Ever Baked Tofu Recipe here!
  • I use this method to make oil-free super healthy homemade croutons.