Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing

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

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  1. Keee8698
    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!
  2. maddie.
    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!
  3. magpie diner
    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).
  4. Hanna Louise
    I used raw almond butter because I didn't have time to blanch and grind almonds, and I don't know how that changed it but it turned out very good.
  5. Heavyfoot
    Also agreed with the other 5-star reviews. This is a great dressing. I like to blend a couple tablespoons of capers in too to add a bit of extra zing, but it's excellent as is.


  1. Tina S.
    use tahini instead of blanched almonds
  2. Kumquat the Cats fr
    This was delicious. BF liked it too. The only substitute I made was to use ground up raw cashews instead of almonds because it's often used as a substitute for parmesan cheese (I figured that that was where the recipe was going by using almonds). This was a little mustardy for caesar salad dressing but I'll definitely make this again.



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