We’ve been craving a caesar salad dressing for quite some time now.
We miss the fresh, lemony, garlicky, salty sauce that’s perfect drizzled over a crunchy salad or on a vegan chicken burger.
So, we created a vegan version of this household delicious dressing and we have to admit, it tastes so good!
You’ll make your vegan caesar dressing in just 5 minutes!
What is caesar dressing?
In traditional caesar dressing, you’ll find garlic, anchovy paste, freshly squeezed lemon, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, mayonnaise, Parmigiano-Reggiano, salt and black pepper.
Naturally being a vegan version, we won’t use all of these ingredients!
How can caesar dressing be vegan?
We’ve recreated this classic caesar dressing using vegan mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, capers, nutritional yeast, freshly squeezed lemon juice, white wine vinegar, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
And our version still retains the fresh, fishy, garlicky taste that Caeser salad dressing has.
Does Caesar dressing have anchovies?
Yes, the traditional version does, but our vegan caesar dressing doesn’t contain any anchovies.
We substitute anchovies with capers.
What are capers?
Capers immature green, unripened flower buds that come from the bush Capparis spinosa, hence ‘capers.’
After picking, they are usually pickled in vinegar or they’re preserved in salt.
We use them in our caesar dressing as they have a salty taste reminiscent of anchovies.
Can I use bottled lemon juice in this recipe?
When you make our vegan caesar dressing, it has to be fresh.
When you squeeze a fresh lemon juice, not only is the flavor far superior to using shop-bought, but the aroma is amazing.
Store-bought just can’t beat a freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Our vegan caesar dressing goes perfectly with our delicious vegan chicken patty.
Does Caesar dressing have dairy?
Traditional caesar dressing contains eggs in the mayonnaise but it’s easily made vegan friendly by using vegan mayo.
So this means that our creamy vegan caesar dressing is dairy-free.
How do I store it?
You can store your vegan caesar dressing in an airtight jar, in the fridge for up to a week.
How do I make vegan caesar dressing?
This is such a simple vegan caesar dressing recipe!
In a blender, add 65g (½ cup) of vegan mayonnaise and 2tsp of Dijon mustard.
Next, add 2tbsp of capers and 2tbsp of nutritional yeast.
Then, add the juice of one lemon and 1 tbsp of white wine vinegar.
Now add ¼ tsp of garlic powder and a good pinch of salt and pepper.
Secure the lid of your blender and blend until you have a smooth creamy dressing.
Use immediately or decant into a jar and store in the fridge for up to a week.
We hope you enjoy making our vegan caesar dressing and we’d love to know how you got on with it.
Please leave a comment below or ask a question and we’ll answer as qucikly as we can.
VEGAN CAESAR DRESSING
- 65 g Vegan Mayonnaise
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp Capers
- 2 tbsp Nutritional yeast
- 1 Lemon
- 1 tbsp White wine vinegar
- ¼ tsp Garlic powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a blender, add your vegan mayonnaise and Dijon mustard65 g Vegan Mayonnaise, 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- Next, add capers and nutritional yeast2 tbsp Capers, 2 tbsp Nutritional yeast
- Then, add lemon juice and white wine vinegar1 Lemon, 1 tbsp White wine vinegar
- Now add garlic powder and a good pinch of salt and pepper¼ tsp Garlic powder, Salt and pepper to taste
- Secure the lid of your blender and blend until you have a smooth creamy dressing
- Use immediately or decant into a jar and store in the fridge for up to a week