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salade césar

Reinvented Caesar Salad

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Waiting time: 60 to 120 minutes

Yiel: 4 servings


A 100% satisfying and delicious Caesar salad without bacon, anchovies or Parmesan cheese is possible! Why not try this vegan version? It cheats a little with a portion of Halloumi cheese, but you can also replace it with tofu if you wish.

With this recipe, you have the freedom to play with cooking times, caramelization, and charring, offering a stunning salad experience. Whether you choose to follow it to the letter or use it as inspiration to revamp this beloved classic, the choice is yours.


salade césar


For the tofu bacon  
  • 1 block of firm tofu, grated into long, thin pieces
  • 30 ml (2 tablespoons) maple syrup
  • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) olive oil
  • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) smoked paprika
  • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) miso
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Gently mix all ingredients for the tofu bacon and place in an air fryer in a single layer at 400 Fahrenheit for 12 minutes.

To assemble the salad

  • 1 block Halloumi cheese, if using
  • 180 ml (3/4 cup) Maison Orphée’s Caesar dressing
  • 2 romaine lettuce hearts
  • 30 ml (2 tablespoons) olive oil
  • 80 ml (1/3 cup) croutons
  • 30-45 ml (2-3 tablespoons) nutrional yeast (optional)
  1. Cut the block into 5 mm slices and combine with ¼ of the Caesar dressing; marinate 1-2 hours in the fridge.
  2. Split romaine hearts in half, brush with olive oil and grill on a BBQ or non-stick griddle.
  3. Grill the Halloumi cheese for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown.
  4. Garnish romaine hearts with cheese, tofu bacon, croutons, additional Caesar dressing and nutritional yeast, if desired.
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