Vegan Caesar Dressing

Okay, I know it’s hard to actually see the dressing in this picture.

But it’s there and it’s delicious.

In all honesty, I haven’t eaten a real Caesar salad in a long time so I don’t fully remember what it tastes like. And that makes it harder to judge how close this vegan version comes to the real thing.

However, I will say this: the dressing is creamy, garlicky, tangy, aromatic and full of flavour. Really, what more could you ask for in a salad dressing? I don’t think you’ll regret giving this one a try.

I added a lot of veggies to my salad to give it more substance and fashioned some croutons out of my almond pulp crackers. If you want a more traditional Caesar salad, feel free to leave the extra vegetables out, or you could add in some tempeh bacon.

If you’re vegetarian or vegan, do you have a hard time recalling what old favourites taste like?

Vegan Caesar Dressing
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gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, egg-free, vegan
Recipe type: Dressing
Serves: 6
  • 2 tbsp almond butter (or ground almonds)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp Braggs or tamari
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 3 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (or flax oil)
  1. Blend all ingredients together and pour over your salad.


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8 Responses to Vegan Caesar Dressing

  1. realfunfood August 22, 2011 at 8:51 am #

    It’s so weird but I was randomly thinking about trying to make a vegan caesar dressing today, and then I saw your blog on FoodPress. Awesome! I will most definitely give this a try :)

  2. Cristina August 25, 2011 at 3:32 pm #

    AWESOME recipe! Tastes INCREDIBLE, LOVE IT! :)

  3. Laura August 30, 2011 at 7:24 am #

    Great recipe! I have been testing vegan caesar dressings seemingly for ages and I haven’t been able to find one I like. I’m going to try yours! I think the mustard might be what I’ve been missing.

  4. Cristina August 30, 2011 at 12:44 pm #

    I loooove this dressing! DELICIOUS :). Question: isn´t yeast bad for us? I mean yeast creates more yeast? I bought the natural yeast not the brewer´s anyway, just asking! 2nd question: do you have a recipe for ranch dressing? Have a nice day! :)

    • Sondi Bruner August 30, 2011 at 4:15 pm #

      If you’ve got an overgrowth of candida, then yeast is not the greatest thing to have. And for some people, nutritional yeast or brewer’s yeast doesn’t work for them. But as long as there’s not a yeast imbalance, it’s no problem to have nutritional yeast. I don’t have a recipe for ranch dressing, though you may be able to find one on a site like

  5. Cristina August 31, 2011 at 10:10 am #

    Thank you!