This vegan Caesar salad is made with crisp romaine lettuce, garlicky baked croutons and to-die-for rich and creamy cashew-based dressing. Rich, indulgent, and full of flavor!
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Place the bread pieces into a large bowl and add the olive oil and garlic. Toss to coat the bread pieces
Arrange the bread pieces on a baking sheet and sprinkle them with salt.
Bake until the bread pieces begin to brown and crisp-up, 10 to 12 minutes.
Remove the baking sheet from the oven and transfer it to a cooling rack to cool.
While croutons bake, place all of the dressing ingredients into a blender or food processor bowl. (Note 1)
Blend the mixture to a smooth paste, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl as needed.
Thin with additional water until the dressing reaches your desired thickness.
Season the dressing with additional salt to taste and adjust any other seasonings to your liking.
Place the lettuce and croutons into a large bowl. Drizzle in the dressing (as much as you like), a bit at a time. Sprinkle with parsley and vegan Parmesan cheese. Toss.