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Vegan Caesar salad with the dressing and croutons next to it

Vegan Caesar Dressing That is ACTUALLY Worth Making

Author Chef Summer Storm - garden grub
This vegan Caesar dressing is INCREDIBLE. It is FULL of flavor, thick and creamy, easy, and quick to make.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Rest Time (To soak the cashews) 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 10 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 3 cups


  • 1 cup plain, raw cashews, soaked in water for at least 3 hours to soften them; then drain and rinse them off
  • 1 cup shredded vegan parmesan (I use the brand Follow Your Heart)
  • 1/4 cup fresh peeled garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp raw apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp vegan Worcestershire sauce (I use the brand Annie's)
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 2 sheets nori seaweed, torn up into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups avocado oil (You can also use canola/vegetable oil or olive oil)


  • Add all of the ingredients, EXCEPT for one cup of the oil, into a high powered blender.
  • Gradually bring the speed up to medium-high and blend until everything is combined and in much smaller bits.
  • Now, while blending on medium-high, slowly drizzle in the rest of the oil.
  • If your blender has a tamper (stick, plunger, whatever you call it, haha), use it as needed to help the ingredients blend better.
  • Once all of the oil has been added in, blend the dressing on high speed for about 20 seconds to ensure everything is well combined and emulsified. *If your blender gets hot, turn it off and wait for it to cool down; otherwise, the heat may break the dressing, AKA the oil will separate from the rest of the ingredients.
  • Store in an airtight container and place in the refrigerator. *If you use avocado oil or olive oil, the Caesar dressing will become extra thick once it cools in the refrigerator. However, it will loosen back up after bringing it out to room temperature after a short time. It will also loosen from the warmth of your hands if you gently massage the dressing into your salad.
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