Grilled Caesar Salad With Tofu Caesar Dressing

Grilled Caesar Salad With Tofu Caesar Dressing

Sometimes, there’s nothing better than a perfectly made, classic Caesar salad.

It’s creamy, crunchy, and just the right amount of tangy and savory flavors.

And let’s be real: It’s the dressing that really pulls everything together in a Caesar salad, but for some vegetarians and vegans, the traditional Caesar dressing recipe is off-limits, since it typically includes anchovies and an egg yolk.

Luckily, with a simple tweak, it’s easy to make this a vegan salad with our Tofu Caesar Dressing — and we added a twist by grilling the romaine to give this recipe a little extra “oompf.”

Get the Tofu Caesar Dressing recipe here.

Caesar salad in a bowl

Caesar salad in a bowl
3 from 4 votes

Grilled Caesar Salad With Tofu Caesar Dressing

Course Salad
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 16 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 112 kcal


  • 3 heads romaine lettuce, stems attached (to hold leaves together), quartered
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • ¾ cup Tofu Caesar Dressing
  • ¼ cup whole wheat croutons
  • ¼ cup raw walnuts, coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat grill to high.

  2. Brush romaine with oil. Place on grill that has been lightly coated with spray; cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until romaine blackens but does not burn. Remove from heat.

  3. Chop lettuce into bite-sized pieces, discarding stems. Place in a large serving bowl.

  4. Drizzle with dressing; toss gently to blend.

  5. Sprinkle with croutons and walnuts.

Recipe Notes

No Dairy, Quick ‘n Easy, Ovo-Lacto Vegetarian

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Caesar Salad With Tofu Caesar Dressing
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 112 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 92mg4%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Container Equivalents
Green 1
Orange ½

2B Mindset Plate It!
A terrific veggie as part of lunch for both vegan and regular plans. Leave out the croutons for dinner.

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