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Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing

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5 from 1 vote

After trying this creamy and delicious Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing, you’ll never want to buy bottled Caesar dressing ever again!

Salad in a bowl with Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing

Caesar salad is the definition of comfort food in salad form. It’s creamy and offers an explosion of flavor – and usually made with parmesan and anchovies. But since Caesar salad is a crowd favorite around here, I felt that I needed to create a deliciously plant-based Caesar dressing that both the omnivores and veg-folks can enjoy!

Why this Recipe Works:

  • This dressing is so amazing, and you would never guess in a million years that it’s vegan.
  • The use of cashews gives this dressing some extra nutrients and nutritional yeast flakes gives it extra B12, too!
  • There is no need to soak the cashews for hours beforehand, making this recipe a lot faster to make than some vegan Caesar dressing recipes.

Does this vegan dressing really taste like Caesar dressing?

  • It really does! The cashews in the recipe give it its creaminess, the garlic offers a punch of sharp (and awesome) flavor, and the nutritional yeast flakes help give it that cheesy flavor.

Looking for other salad dressing recipes? Then you have to try my:

How to Make Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing:

1. Add the cashews and 1 1/4 cups of water to a saucepan and turn the heat to medium high.  Once the water starts to boil rapidly, turn down the heat to medium and allow the cashews to cook in that boiling water for 10 minutes.  Afterwards, drain and rinse the cashews in cold water.

2. Next, place all of the ingredients, including the cashews and the remaining water, in a high speed blender and blend on high until your Caesar dressing is smooth.

Note: If the dressing is too thick for your liking, add an additional tablespoon of water to the mix and blend again.

And that’s all there is to it! I hope you LOVE this dressing as much as we do.

Salad in a bowl with Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing

Top Tips for Making Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing:

  • If you like your Caesar dressing a little bit thinner, add in 1 extra tablespoon of water and blend again.
  • Enjoy this dressing on a salad, use it as a dip, or drizzle it in a wrap – you can’t go wrong with this dressing!
  • If you’re using this on a salad, romaine works best to get that traditional Caesar salad crunch, but you can absolutely use butter lettuce or green leaf lettuce too.
  • Try adding chopped apple to your Caesar salad. Trust me on this!
  • You can find nutritional yeast flakes online or in your grocery store near the supplement section. It can also be found at Trader Joe’s, too.
  • This dressing will keep in the fridge for up to two weeks. I like to store in mason jars.
Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing

Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing

If you love Caesar salad, then you have to check out this vegan version! It's creamy, loaded with flavorful, and truly a Dunham household favorite.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: plant based, vegan
Keyword: Vegan Caesar Dressing
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 oz

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. unsalted and unroasted (raw) cashews (60 g)
  • 1 1/2 c. of water (356 ml) divided
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled (plus more to taste)
  • 1/4 c. bottled or fresh lemon juice (59 ml)
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 Tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce or tamari
  • 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper plus more to taste
  • 1/8 tsp. salt plus more to taste

Instructions

  • Add the cashews and 1 1/4 cups of water to a saucepan and turn the heat to medium high.  Once the water starts to boil rapidly, turn down the heat to medium and allow the cashews to cook in that boiling water for 10 minutes.  Afterwards, drain and rinse the cashews in cold water.
  • Next, place all of the ingredients, including the cashews and the remaining water, in a high speed blender and blend on high until your Caesar dressing is smooth.
    Note: If the dressing is too thick for your liking, add an additional tablespoon of water to the mix and blend again.

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Notes

  • If you like your Caesar dressing a little bit thinner, add in 1 extra tablespoon of water and blend again.
  • Enjoy this dressing on a salad, use it as a dip, or drizzle it in a wrap - you can't go wrong with this dressing!
  • If you're using this on a salad, romaine works best to get that traditional Caesar salad crunch, but you can absolutely use butter lettuce or green leaf lettuce too.
  • Try adding chopped apple to your Caesar salad. Trust me on this!
  • You can find nutritional yeast flakes online or in your grocery store near the supplement section. It can also be found at Trader Joe's, too.
  • This dressing will keep in the fridge for up to two weeks. I like to store in mason jars.
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Ruhama Efron

Hi, this looks great!! How long before serving do you think this dressing could be made? How long do you think it would keep in the fridge? Thank you!!

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Audrey Dunham

Hi! This dressing will keep about two weeks in the fridge, if not longer. So feel free to make it in advance!

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