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Creamy Vegan Caesar Dressing

Oil-Free Creamy Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing

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This Creamy Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing is rich, zesty, and dreamy. Did I mention that it’s super easy? You simply stir it together in a jar or mug. No blender, no food processor. Spelling Caesar makes my brain hurt. Spelling Caesar is tricky, but making this glorious Caesar dressing is simple.

This dressing is fantastic with

Ingredient Notes

What is cashew butter?

Cashew Butter is the same in concept as peanut butter or almond butter. You can make your own by blending cashews in a food processor until smooth. Some people make roasted and/or salted Cashew Butter, other people make it with un-roasted and unsalted cashews.

This recipe uses raw, unsalted cashew butter. If you want to use Roasted Cashew Butter, I’d imagine that adding roasted flavors might bring nice toasty notes to this dressing. However, if there is salt in your cashew butter, I would not add salt to this dressing until you’ve tasted it first.

I use Artisana Raw Cashew Butter. The only ingredient is raw organic cashews. Also, if you want to keep this an oil-free recipe, just confirm that your cashew butter is oil-free. I enjoy the simplicity of stirring together a creamy dressing without having to bust out additional equipment.

Cashew Butter

Mustard

You may use whichever prepared mustard you would like. If you are vegan or making this for vegans, confirm that the mustard you are using does not contain honey. Also, be sure to use prepared mustard and not ground mustard powder – I’ve done it and I had some bitter dressing.

Let’s Make Oil-Free Vegan Caesar Dressing

Ingredients for Creamy Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing: Water, Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Aminos, Garlic Powder, Cashew Butter, Pepper, Salt, Lemon Juice, Mustard.
Ingredients for Creamy Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing: Water, Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Aminos, Garlic Powder, Cashew Butter, Pepper, Salt, Lemon Juice, Mustard.

Add all ingredients into a jar or large mug. Mix well with a fork or whisk until creamy.

Mixing all of the ingredients for Oil-Free Vegan Caesar Dressing with a fork
Mixing all of the ingredients for Oil-Free Vegan Caesar Dressing with a fork
Keep stirring! It will get creamy.

Serving Notes

Around 3 Tablespoons is a good amount of dressing for a generously dressed salad. Around 1/3 cup is a nice amount for a generously dressed big salad. When you saw the words “big salad” did you instantly think of Seinfeld?

Start with less than you think you need if tossing the greens with the dressing and then taste a piece of lettuce before adding more.

I’m a dressing person. I serve some extra dressing on the side when I want a richer salad experience. Other times, I dip my dry salad directly into the dressing.

Adjust the flavor

You might want to add more lemon juice to make it zestier or fresh-forward. Other adjustments include more water for thinning, more black pepper if you like peppery, or more cashew butter if you want it to be more neutral or thicker.

It may thicken up in the fridge

To thin dressing back out, just add more water.

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Creamy Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing

Zesty, lux and creamy Caesar Salad Dressing with a cashew butter base
Course Dressing, Holiday, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, French, Italian, Vegan
Keyword Cashew Butter, creamy, Lemon, Zesty
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings of approximately 3 TBSPs
Calories 104kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup cashew butter
  • 2 TBSPs lemon juice About half a lemon worth of juice, depending on the size and juiciness of the lemon. You may want extra.
  • 1 TBSP raw apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard any variety: yellow, dijion etc.
  • 2 teaspoons coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper more if desired
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt fine; more if desired
  • 2 – 3 TBSPs water more if needed to thin dressing

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients into a jar or large mug. Mix well with a fork or whisk until creamy.

Notes

Serving Notes:
Around 3 Tablespoons is a good amount of dressing for a generously dressed salad. Around 1/3 cup is a nice amount for a generously dressed big salad.
Start with less than you think you need if tossing the greens with the dressing and then taste a piece of lettuce before adding more.
I’m a dressing person. I serve some extra dressing on the side when I want a richer salad experience. Other times, I dip my dry salad into the dressing.

Adjust the flavor

You might want to add more lemon juice to make it zestier or fresh-forward. Other adjustments include more water for thinning, more black pepper if you like peppery, or more cashew butter if you want it to be more neutral or thicker.

It may thicken up in the fridge

To thin dressing back out just add more water. 
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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving of 3 TBSPs | Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg

Recipe adapted from the Kate Flowers cookbook Freedom Foods 1.0.

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If you like this recipe you might also enjoy Oil-Free Vegan Mayo and Addictive Coconut Bacon Flakes.

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