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Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing

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Caesar salad is the definition of comfort food in salad form. It’s creamy, rich, and delicious – 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!

Honestly, this dressing is so amazing, and you would never guess in a million years that it’s vegan. Enjoyed on a salad, used as a dip, or drizzled in a wrap – you can’t go wrong with this dressing.

Here’s how to make it:

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.

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.
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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 cup unsalted and unroasted (raw) cashews
  • 1 1/2 cups of water, divided
  • 2 Large Garlic Cloves or 3 medium, peeled
  • 1/4 cup Bottled or Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 1/2 Tb. Nutritional Yeast Flakes
  • 1 Tb. 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

  • My favorite Caesar salad toppings to pair with this dressing are chopped apple, raisins, sunflower seeds, croutons and/or chopped tomato!
  • Love garlic? Give it an extra garlic punch by adding an extra clove.
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Comments

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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