Just like you, I love vegan caesar dressing and I used to enjoy it with almost all my salads. I loved that cheesy taste, followed by that tangy aftertaste which elevated so many dishes. What if I tell you that I have perfected the best ever vegan caesar dressing, all while making it nut-free and gluten-free? It's also incredibly easy to make as it takes just 5 minutes and 7 ingredients (plus salt and pepper). All you need is a blender and you are good to go.
Let's talk about this incredible silky smooth caesar dressing you will want to add to all your dishes. And yes, I mean it, it really tastes just like the store-bought thing!
What is Caesar Dressing
Did you know that Caesar Salad is attributed to an Italian immigrant called Caesar Cardini? The man created the salad for his own restaurants in Mexico and the US.
Nowadays there are many varieties to the dish, some of them containing bacon, chicken or anchovies. Of course, our vegan version contains no animal product whatsoever. And it is the dressing that makes the salad come to life. The original caesar dressing contains lemon juice, olive oil, egg, Worcestershire sauce, anchovies, garlic, Dijon mustard, Parmesan cheese, and black pepper. Worry not, as we replaced many of the above ingredients to create the perfect vegan dressing, without altering the taste of the final sauce.
The secret to our vegan caesar dressing? We use silken tofu which is super smooth and carries the rest of the ingredients to perfection. It acts as a binder as well and does not curdle when mixed with lemon juice.
How to make the best vegan Caesar Dressing
You will need just a few simple ingredients: silken tofu, lemon juice, dijon mustard, garlic powder, olive oil, miso paste, agave syrup and nutritional yeast, salt and pepper.
You can replace olive oil for any type of vegetable oil you have handy. Agave syrup can be replaced with maple syrup also. We recommend using dijon mustard, but know that this recipe will work with table mustard if that's all you have in the fridge.
To make the dressing all you need to do is add all ingredients into a blender and blend until super smooth. You can start using the dressing right away.
It's very delicious and works like a charm with any romaine leaf, as intended. It can be used for a variety of salads as well or even as a dip if you prefer.
Taste the caesar dressing when ready and adjust the seasoning if you prefer. You can add a bit more nutritional yeast if you like a stronger "parmesan" taste.
How to store the dressing
Keep the caesar dressing in an air-tight container and store it in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can use it throughout the week when making your favourite salads.
We recommend eating it fresh, of course, because it always tastes better. Enjoy!
This recipe has been developed entirely by Yuzu Bakes. Any resemblance with other recipes is purely coincidental.