Vegan Kale and Pasta Caesar Salad is a rich, yet satisfying salad. First, kale is amongst the most nutrient dense foods on earth. In fact, I love a kale salad because it can be dressed in advance! Although most salads wilt over time, a dressed kale salad gets better as it soaks up the dressing. So, if you meal prep, Kale and Pasta Caesar salad is great for lunch the next day.
The dressing is decadent, yet very low in calories and oil free. In order to get the creamy texture, all you need is a high speed blender and a few ingredients. Although the dressing is perfect for this salad, it also makes a wonderful dip or sandwich spread. The Caesar dressing will last refrigerated for up to a week and can also be frozen.
As someone who plans meals in advance, I always make more than I plan to eat, and prepare lunches in advance to take to work during the week. Although I usually meal prep on Sundays, I also just double recipes for dinner during the week, I plan to eat again for lunch. Despite not being a fan of leftovers, there is a lot to be said for prepping food in advance, and being creative so you don’t eat the same thing every day.
For instance, if you keep your ingredients separate, you can use ingredients for separate meals. For example, if I made an entire box of bow tie pasta, I could use it for salad and pesto pasta. Planning in advance has its advantages.