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Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing
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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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: plant based, vegan
Keyword: Vegan Caesar Dressing
Servings: 8 oz


  • 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


  • 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.



  • 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.
  • This dressing will keep in the fridge for up to two weeks. I like to store mine in a mason jar.