Tofu Caesar Salad

There were (at least) two famous Caesars. One an emperor, one a salad inventor. They’re often mixed up - just like this tasty Tofu Caesar Salad. Chop, slice and serve layers of crunchy salad, then top with some delightful crispy coated Authentic Tofu and a drizzle of creamy dressing. 

Serves 4
35 mins
Cauldron Tofu Caesar Salad on a plate
Cauldron Authentic Tofu packaging with a green background

Made with our Authentic Plant-Based Tofu

High in protein
High in calcium


For the crispy baked tofu

  • 1 x 396g block Cauldron Authentic Tofu

  • 100g plain flour

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp pepper

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp paprika powder

  • 100ml plant milk

  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard

  • 160g breadcrumbs

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil for baking

For the dressing

  • 4 tbsp vegan mayo

  • 2 tbsp capers, chopped

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder or 1 garlic clove

  • Salt & pepper, to taste

For the salad

  • 1 pack little gem lettuce, chopped

  • 1 tin chickpeas, drained

  • 2 slices of stale bread (optional), to make croutons


  1. Start by draining and removing the excess water from the Authentic Tofu, then cut into bite-size cubes. In a glass bowl, mix together the olive oil (around 3 tbsp) with a handful of chopped chives and basil, a generous pinch of nutritional yeast, dried oregano, and 2 or 3 cloves of garlic, salt and pepper.

  2. Meanwhile, get a pot of water to boil. When it’s bubbling, add the dried pasta with a large pinch of salt and cook until al-dente.

  3. Prepare the salad by finely chopping the red onion, halving the tomatoes and chopping a few more handfuls of fresh basil.

  4. When the pasta has just cooked, drain the water and drizzle in a little olive oil, then squeeze 1/2 lemon over, add a generous pinch of salt and stir through. Add all of the other ingredients to a large bowl with the pasta, stir together and enjoy!

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