Cali vegan caesar

This is based on a vegan caesar salad I used to regularly buy at Woodlands market in San Fran.

Romaine lettuce

Parmesan seed cheese;

Process in a blender;

  • 2 Tbspn cashew nuts
  • 2 Tbspn sunflower
  • olive oil
  • 1 tsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp pink salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Baked chickpeas

Fry drained chickpeas in olive oil and cumin for 5 minutes until golden.


Combine 50:50 ratio of lemon juice and tahini.

Lay out romaine, sprinkle over chickpeas and ‘cheese’. Drizzle with dressing.

Haloumi & almond salad

We had a similar salad to this at a cafe when we lived in Auckland and then re-created it at home about 300 times afterwards.


Halloumi cheese, fried

Roasted almonds

Cooked tabbouleh – mix with diced tomatoes, finely chopped onion, lemon juice, olive oil, parsley + mint

Plate rocket and tabbouleh, top with cheese and almonds and drizzle with golden syrup

All my fave side salads

Happiness is a table full of interesting-looking salads. Here’s my current faves.


Option 1 – Smoked fish OR chirozo + boiled egg + potato + red onion + lemon mayo  

Option 2 –  Potato + boiled egg + capers + thyme + mayo


Tomatoes + ricotta + pinenuts. Dress with orange + lemon zest + parsley + mint + garlic + olive oil   


Asparagus + egg + lettuce + lemon mayo + dukkah   


Cauliflower (roasted) + parsley + mint + currants + almonds   


Rocket slaw – Rocket + cos + shredded carrot + avo + 50:50 mayo/apple cider vinegar   

Seedy slaw – Finely sliced green and red cabbage, carrot, roasted seeds (LOADS! – a mix of pumpkin, sunflower, sesame), olive oil + lemon


  Zucchini (finley shaved) + mint + lemon zest + lemon juice + pinenuts (roasted)   


 Roasted carrot w cumin + smoked paprika + lentils + feta + diced red onion + lemon juice + olive oil


  Smoked fish

  Smoked fish + white bean + finely diced red onion + lemon mayo 



 Chili + feta + peas (cooked), optional – charred zucchini + mint 

Roasted cauli

Roasted cauliflower, semi-dried tomato and roasted almond (w rosemary) salad with garlic yogurt       dressing (lemon, oil, S&P, garlic, tom juice oil + mint)   

 Roast vege

Rocket, pumpkin, halloumi, pepper, tom, walnut + lemon mayo