More lemon juice and less nutritional yeast equals a tangier result. Think: faux feta. But less juice and more yeast? You’ll have a slightly bolder and richer taste, like: hollandaise sauce or even, Gouda replication.
To make the dressing for this recipe, I used the former approach of less nutritional yeast and more lemon juice, in order to achieve a tangy caesar dressing with subtly rich notes. For a more mellow flavor, decrease the amount of lemon juice.
2 handfuls lettuce
1 handful croutons (recipe below for homemade version)
1/2 recipe Caesar Dressing
Directions: Place all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and toss. For maximum enjoyment, use hands.
4 Tablespoons oil
2 Tablespoons water
1/2 Tablespoon nutritional yeast
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/4 teaspoon sugar (or other sweetener)
2 cloves fresh garlic
salt and pepper, to taste
Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender and whirl until smooth. Serve with Caesar Salad (recipe above) or this Creamy Lemon and Parsley Rice (recipe to come later).