Vegan Caesar Dressing
Here’s a random fact. I can still remember the restaurant I was at the first time I had a vegan Caesar salad. I was 18 years old and just moved to Santa Monica.
My parents were both vegetarians, so they raised my siblings and me the same. It wasn’t until my late 20’s that I went gluten-free and then a few years after that, dairy-free. As kids, we ate a lot of salads, but it was usually dressed with versions of olive oil and vinegar or lemon. Never once had I even tasted a dressing that was white and creamy. When I was 18 I left my little mountain town and moved back to LA.
It didn’t take long before I found new restaurants that quickly became my favorites. Some even till this day. It was at one of these restaurants that my love affair with a salad dressing began. This is my modified vegan caesar salad dressing, based on that first Caesar salad I fell In love with so many years ago.
Vegan Caesar Dressing
- 1/2 pack silken tofu (about 7 oz)
- 1/2 cup Lemon Juice
- 1/3 cup Veganaise
- 3 Tbsp Capers
- 1 Tbsp White Miso
- 2 Tea Nutritional Yeast
- 3 Garlic Cloves
- 1/2 Salt
- 1/4 Tea Pepper
- 1/2 8in Nori Sheet
- 1/2 cup Olive Oil
- Combine the tofu, lemon juice, veganaise, fresh garlic, capers, miso, and nutritional yeast into a high-speed blender or food processor.
- Add salt and pepper and then sprinkle in the nori. (I use scissors to shred it into thin ribbons first).
- With the blender running slowly add in the olive oil until everything is fully blended.
- Add the Caesar dressing to some freshly washed and chopped romaine lettuce and toss until it’s well mixed.
- If you like you can sprinkle some vegan parmesan cheese and croutons on top.
Other uses for Caesar dressing
I also like using this Caesar dressing as a veggie dip. I’ll chop up some cucumbers, carrots, celery, and cauliflower and have that as a healthy snack or even as my full lunch if I eat enough. Kids love it and it’s an easy way to get them to eat some extra veggies.
It can be used as a spread on a sandwich or dressing inside of a wrap as well.
As a vegan and a salad lover, I don’t think that it’s possible to have too many good salad dressing recipes.
I hope you decide to try this out. And I hope even more that you love it as much as I do. And as always if you have comments or questions, please share them with me!