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Super Salad With Garlic Caesar Dressing & Hemp Hearts

Add bite-sized dices of steamed or sautéed tempeh to this salad for a pretty perfect entrée.
Course: Salad
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Dr. Michael Greger & Robin Robertson from The How Not to Die Cookbook



  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon blended peeled lemon
  • 1 tablespoon white miso paste
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free stone-ground mustard
  • 1/4 inch grated turmeric or 1/4 tsp ground
  • 1 teaspoon Savory Spice Blend


  • 1 head romaine lettuce torn into pieces
  • 1 bunch watercress or 2 cups baby spinach stemmed and chopped
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes halved
  • 1 carrot shredded
  • 3 tablespoons hulled hemp seeds (hemp hearts)



  • In a blender, combine ½ cup of water with all the dressing ingredients and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust the seasoning to your liking. Set aside. 


  • In a large bowl, combine all the salad ingredients, toss lightly with the dressing, and serve.



11 responses to “Super Salad with Garlic Caesar Dressing & Hemp Hearts

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  1. Hi, Question. Dressing ingredient… “1 tablespoon blended peeled lemon”, Am I supposed to put a peeled lemon in my blender and blend it, then use 1 tablespoon of it in the dressing ?

    1. Yes, that’s it. It avoids wasting the pulp and membranes with their fiber and other nutrients. It yields more juice so you’ll need to buy lemons less often. You can freeze the rest by teaspoonfuls in a silicon ice cube tray or chocolate mold and take some whenever you need lemon juice for a recipe.

      1. Glad you explained that.

        I would have been putting lemon on a spoon and throwing it in and blending it all together because some of us want fewer steps.

  2. I found that you have hulled hemp seeds or Hemp hearts in a salad recipe but I am unable to find anything on your site discussing the nutrition of Hemp hearts or hulled hemp seeds.
    Is there one? If not, looking forward to something on them in the future. I love this in my salad and cereal and they say has good Omega 3 so has it ever been compared to flax seeds or other items with the good Omega 3?

  3. It is interesting watching these videos.

    Some of us like how easy everything looks when other people do things.

    Mine with the process of finding each spice and measuring it out and wiping the spills off of the counter would not look the same.

    I am watching videos on things like this.

    I have been watching videos of zero waste shopping.

    Not all Whole Foods allow people to bring their own containers.

    I found one place an hour away from me which does a process which I like.

    You bring a Ball container and they swap yours for their sanitized Ball containers to shop with.

    That makes me trust that they will be more likely to clean their scoops and people who go there will have “keeping the process sanitary” in their minds.

    An hour away is a long drive and I am sure it will be more expensive and I am not sure if it is organic or if they have the same selection of things like black rice or lentil or bean pasta. I feel like I can use that for lentils, rice, beans, and grains. That is if I ever figure out how to do these grain bowls and have them taste good.

    Well, I am working on it. I really like the concept of getting rid of so much of this packaging. I just wish Whole Foods would be doing that same type of a bring a container/swap for a sanitized one process.

  4. I am having a hard time finding white miso paste. I searched local grocery stores with no luck and then on Amazon & very few options popped up. Not sure which ones are healthy and don’t contain ingredients that are not necessary… Can anyone recommend a brand? Thanks!

    1. I usually buy Westbrae Natural brand miso paste which is at the end of the dairy section of most Whole Foods with the other vegan products. It comes in a white plastic tub. I have found that if they don’t have white, yellow or red miso paste works fine, but I don’t know if the nutritional value is different.

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