Sunflower Caesar Salad

Sunflower caesar salad
Photo Credit: Julia Adkerson / Krupa Consulting

Updated Aug 15, 2018 @ 3:08 pm

This recipe is from chef Marcel Vigneron of Beefsteak in Los Angeles.

Sunflower Caesar Salad

  • Serves: 4
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  • 1 cup sunflower seeds, plus 1 tablespoon
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive juice from jar of olives or pickle juice (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 3/4 cups grapeseed oil
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tablespoon horseradish
  • 1/2 head romaine lettuce, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon hemp seeds


  1. In a food processor, combine 1 cup sunflower seeds with 2 tablespoons water and puree until the seeds are smooth.
  2. Add lemon and olive juices (if using), garlic and teaspoon of sea salt. In a slow, steady stream add grapeseed oil.
  3. Add nutritional yeast, horseradish and salt to taste.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the lettuce with the remaining 1 tablespoon sunflower and the hemp seeds. Drizzle with the grapeseed oil dressing and serve.
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