Kale Brussels Sprout Caesar Salad
with BBQ Tempeh & Cashew Dressing
- 1 package tempeh
- ¼ cup BBQ sauce
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- ¼ cup cashews
- 2 packets Dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp white miso paste
- 3 cloves garlic
- 6 oz curly kale
- 4 oz Brussels sprouts
- 1 tbsp capers
- 1 tsp olive oil
- Baking sheet
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Thinly slice the tempeh. Using a brush or the back of a spoon, cover the tempeh with the BBQ sauce on both sides. Add to a baking sheet and bake until browned and crispy, flipping halfway through, about 20 to 25 minutes.
Add the lemon juice, cashews, Dijon mustard, white miso paste, garlic, ¼ cup water, and a pinch of salt and pepper to a blender. Blend the cashew dressing until smooth.
Destem the kale, roughly chop leaves, and add to a large bowl with 1 tsp olive oil. With your hands, massage the leaves until bright green and soft, about 2 to 3 minutes. Trim the Brussels sprouts and thinly slice; add to the bowl. Mince the capers; add to the bowl. Add just half of the cashew dressing and toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Divide the kale Brussels sprout Caesar salad between large bowls. Top with baked BBQ tempeh and drizzle with remaining cashew dressing.