Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Nutritional yeast is a godsend for folks who are vegan or those dairy-intolerant. I think this recipe gives traditional Caesar salad dressings a run for their money. Nutritional yeast is available in bulk in well-stocked grocery stores. I forgot the recipe source!?

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, combine the mustard, nutritional yeast, almonds, and garlic. Make a paste.
  2. *Whisk in the water, lemon juice, soy sauce, olive oil and white pepper.
  3. *I prefer to blend the ingredients together in a mini-blender or using a hand-held immersion blender for a creamier consistency.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Adjust seasonings if necessary.


Most Helpful

I am in love with this dressing! Just to help out others making it for the first time - I found that 20 blanched almonds is more or less 2 tablespoons ground. Thanks for sharing!

Keee July 30, 2012

This was nearly perfect. I added 1 tablespoon of agave, about a half cup of reconstituted arame (seaweed, commonly used in vegan caesar dressing to replace the anchovies for fishiness), and THEN it was perfect. Thank you for the recipe!

maddie. October 30, 2009

Mmmm mmmm - loved it! Whether or not you want to call it "Caesar", it is a delicious dressing that can hold it's own with romaine in the same fashion. Would make a great dip too if you cut back on the water. I love how little oil is in this, but still rich from the almonds. I need a dressing to inspire me to make salad sometimes (lazy me), and this absolutely did. I followed your suggestion and ground up the almonds first, then threw the rest of the ingredients in - easy peasy. Thanks for posting!! (Update...used this for a pasta salad - so good, I had people asking for the recipe. Just let it come to room temperature or dress right before serving).

magpie diner November 03, 2010

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