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Vegan Caesar Dressing is a delicious rich, and creamy salad dressing that’s easy to make with just 5 simple ingredients and ready in under 10 minutes!


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  • 3/4 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 12 garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons capers
  • 12 teaspoons dijon
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice or 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


Soak the cashews: Soak the cashews in hot, not boiling, water for at least five minutes. If you have digestive sensitivities to nuts, be sure to soak them in cool water for 2 – 3 hours to aid with digestion. Drain well.

Assemble dressing: Using a blender or food processor, add the soaked cashews, water, garlic, capers, dijon, lemon juice, salt and pepper, blend until smooth and creamy, about 1 minute, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed. If you find it tough to blend, add a tad bit more water as needed to help it move along. Add more water to thin. Taste for flavor.

Makes about 1 cup.

Store: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 6 – 7 days. Give a good stir before using.


If you want to skip the capers, use 1 teaspoon mellow miso. Alternatively, use both for maximum umami flavor.

Nut-free: In place of using cashews, caesar dressing can also be made with ⅔ – ¾ cup of plain, unsweetened, non-dairy yogurt or vegan mayo. Also, plain hummus will work as well. Add a little water as needed to thin. It should be just as savory and delicious!