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The Best Vegan Caesar Dressing in 5 minutes

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Calling all vegans! We’ve perfected The Best Vegan Caesar Dressing in 5 Minutes that’s packed with flavor and 100% cruelty-free. This creamy, tangy, and oh-so-delicious dressing will make your salads irresistible! Say goodbye to bland meals and hello to a whole new world of deliciousness. Give it a try and let us know what you think.

The Best Vegan Caesar Dressing in 5 minutes

Unleash the power of plants with this incredibly easy and tasty Vegan Caesar Dressing.

A taste so creamy and tangy, you won’t believe it’s not dairy, this is a simple salad dressing you always need in your fridge.

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Who said vegan can’t be delicious Enjoy our Best Vegan Caesar Dressing in just 5 minutes
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The Best Vegan Caesar Dressing in 5 minutes

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  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings depending on size 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Mexico
  • Diet: Vegan


Get ready to elevate your salads with our recipe for The Best Vegan Caesar Dressing that you can whip up in just 5 minutes!  Packed with flavor and 100% cruelty-free, this is a game-changer for all salad lovers.


Units Scale
  • 250 ml (1 cup) raw cashews
  • 177.5 ml (3/4 cup) water
  • 2 medium size crushed garlic cloves
  • 45 ml (3 tbsps.) fresh lemon juice
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) powdered mustard
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) drained capers
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) brine from a jar of capers (above)
  • 2.5 ml (1/2 tsp) salt
  • 10 ml (2 tsp.) nutritional yeast
  • 1.5 ml (1/4 tsp) onion powder
  • 1.5 ml (1/4 tsp) freshly cracked black pepper.
  • Hellmann’s Vegan Mayo **can be added if you wish to temper the taste if it’s overpowering to your palate. (optional)**
  • 23 Romaine or Cos Lettuce heads


  1. Soak the raw cashew pieces in piping hot water for 5 minutes.
  2. Boil the water in your electric kettle or in a pot on the stove and pour it over the cashews to soak. Make sure they are very soft! If you do not have a high-powered blender, soak them longer (2-3 hours or as long as needed) or overnight to get them very soft.
  3. Drain the water from the cashews and add the soft nuts to a high-powered blender.
  4. Add all the remaining ingredients, together with a ¾ cup of fresh water, and blend until very smooth.
  5. Serve with chopped romaine or if you prefer kale or a mix, with Kelly’s Croutons Gourmet Cheezy Garlic Dairy-Free and Vegan Parmesan (or grated Daiya Grilling Cheese Block) for a delicious Caesar salad.
  6. Be sure to make a LARGE bowl as it will be gone in record time.
  7. **Note that Mayo will make the mixture a bit runny, so be careful of how much you add.
  8. Enjoy!


  1. 2-3 Romaine or Cos Lettuce heads
  2. Break into bite-size pieces, and place in a pretty salad bowl.
  3. Add the dressing and croutons as well as the 5-minute Vegan Caesar Dressing
  4. Toss lightly to mix through.
  5. Add grated Daiya Grilling Cheese (substitute for Vegan Parmesan) and it’s awesome.


  1. Believe it or not, this dressing will keep well for up to 1 week in the refrigerator in a sealed container. As per my standard and usual way of preparing food, I combined ingredients from three recipes and then created this Vegan Ceasar Dressing – It’s delicious.


  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 82
  • Sugar: 1.7 g
  • Sodium: 140.6 mg
  • Fat: 5.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.3 g
  • Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
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16 thoughts on “The Best Vegan Caesar Dressing in 5 minutes”

  1. A tough challenge to perfect a vegan Caesar salad! This creativity elevates you among most food bloggers, in my view. Thanks for linking at Is This Mutton

    • Hi Bev, Thank you so much for your kind words on the dressing! My vegan as well as non vegan family loved it and I will make it over and over again. Thanks for the honor of the feature. I will be back there once that party opens up.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing this! I’m always looking for ways to make traditional foods, vegan, and so this really helps because you’ve already done all of the work!

    Thank you for bringing this recipe to the Sunday sunshine blog hop


    • Thanks for having us over and your kind words on this vegan dressing. Although I am not vegan, our Son, DIL and kiddos are vegan, so I love to try out new stuff as we NEVER serve anything but vegan when they visit and this one worked well as all loved it.

  3. This sounds amazing! I love caesar salad dressing, certainly been having it more this year and like the idea of making my own. I’m not vegan but definitely willing to give this a try! Thank you for your lovely recipe! Sim x


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