Vegan Caesar Dressing
Vegan Caesar Dressing

Vegan Caesar dressing is a dairy-free version of the classic Caesar salad dressing that’s rich and creamy with a tangy flavor. Here’s a simple recipe to make vegan Caesar dressing at home:


  • 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked and drained
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (for a cheesy flavor)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water (adjust for desired consistency)
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. Soak the Cashews:
  • Place the raw cashews in a bowl and cover them with hot water. Let them soak for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results. Drain the soaked cashews before using.
  1. Blend the Ingredients:
  • In a blender or food processor, combine the soaked and drained cashews, minced garlic, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, capers, white wine vinegar, and water.
  1. Blend Until Smooth:
  • Blend all the ingredients until the mixture is smooth and creamy. You may need to stop and scrape down the sides of the blender or food processor a few times to ensure everything is well incorporated.
  1. Add Olive Oil:
  • While the blender or food processor is running, gradually drizzle in the extra-virgin olive oil until the dressing becomes creamy and emulsified.
  1. Adjust Consistency:
  • If the dressing is too thick, you can add a little more water, a tablespoon at a time, until you achieve your desired consistency.
  1. Season to Taste:
  • Season the vegan Caesar dressing with salt and black pepper to taste. Adjust the seasonings as needed.
  1. Serve:
  • Transfer the dressing to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator. It will thicken slightly as it chills. Use it to dress salads or as a dipping sauce for vegetables.

Vegan Caesar dressing is a delicious and creamy dressing that works well in salads and as a dip. It offers a dairy-free alternative to the classic Caesar dressing while maintaining the traditional flavors. Feel free to adjust the seasonings to suit your taste preferences.