Vegan Caesar Salad – The Best Vegan Caesar Dressing

Vegan Caesar Salad – The Best Vegan Caesar Dressing

This vegan Caesar salad with a classic tasting vegan Caesar dressing tastes like the real deal. This creamy dressing served over crisp romaine lettuce topped with croutons may be the most delicious vegan salad that you will ever eat!

How do I find vegan Caesar salad dressing?

Recently a few brands of vegan salad dressings have hit the market. However, they are hard to find and a little pricy. It is so quick and easy to make your own, there is really no reason to buy it. Plus, this recipe taste better too!

Pouring the vegan Caesar dessing over the Romaine lettuce.

How do I make my vegan Caesar salad taste like the classic original?

To make a vegan Caesar salad, start with fresh crisp Romaine lettuce. Wash it and pat dry with a paper towel, then cut or break it up into bite sized pieces. Top with some croutons and the vegan Caesar salad dressing and toss.  You can also add some vegan parmesan cheese shreds if you would like.  (or make your own using my vegan parmesan cheese recipe)  I like it with some cherry tomatoes as well to give it a little extra color and flavor.  If you need gluten free vegan croutons, they are hard to find in the store, but they are easy to make your own.  This is the method that I use.

This vegan Caesar salad with a classic tasting vegan Caesar dressing tastes like the real deal. This creamy gluten free dressing served over crisp romaine lettuce topped with croutons may be the most delicious vegan salad that you will ever eat! thehiddenveggies.com

How do I make my own vegan Caesar dressing?

To make the vegan Caesar dressing, simply put all the ingredients into a blender or immersion blender container and blend until creamy. Non-vegan Caesar usually has anchovies, Worcestershire sauce, and cheese. It is easy to replace those flavors with some kelp flakes, Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, and nutritional yeast. Once blended with soy milk, lemon juice, and apple cider vinegar, it magically turns creamy and tastes like classic Caesar dressing!  The kelp flakes give it a slight fishy flavor, like anchovies would.  If you don’t like that, simply leave it out.  If you like that flavor, check out my other recipes using kelp flakes at the end of this post.

Do they make vegan Worcestershire sauce?

They do make vegan Worcestershire sauceif you would like to use that instead of the Bragg’s liquid Aminos, however, just note that it is not gluten free.

This vegan Caesar salad with a classic tasting vegan Caesar dressing tastes like the real deal. This creamy gluten free dressing served over crisp romaine lettuce topped with croutons may be the most delicious vegan salad that you will ever eat! thehiddenveggies.com

Impress you guest at your next vegan party or just watch your family devour a bowl of salad with this vegan Caesar salad recipe!

Enjoy!

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This vegan Caesar salad with a classic tasting vegan Caesar dressing tastes like the real deal. This creamy gluten free dressing served over crisp romaine lettuce topped with croutons may be the most delicious vegan salad that you will ever eat! thehiddenveggies.com
VEGAN CAESAR SALAD - VEGAN CAESAR DRESSING
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

A classic tasting caesar salad made with homemade vegan salad dressing.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: gluten free, vegan
Servings: 8
Calories: 102 kcal
Author: Monica | The Hidden Veggies
Ingredients
For the vegan caesar dressing:
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 tbsp soy milk
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Bragg's liquid aminos or vegan worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 tsp kelp flakes
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1-2 tbsp water
For the vegan caesar salad:
  • 2 heads Romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup vegan croutons
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1/4 cup vegan parmesan cheese shreds (optional)
Instructions
For the vegan caesar dressing:
  1. Put all of the above ingredients except for the water into a blender and blend until thick and creamy.

  2. Add a water a sprinkle at a time until desired consistency.

For the vegan caesar salad:
  1. Wash the Romaine lettuce and pat dry with a paper towel.

  2. Cut or rip the lettuce into bite sized pieces.

  3. Top with croutons, cherry tomatoes, and vegan parmesan cheese (optional).

  4. Top with Caesar salad dressing and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes
  • The amount of water needed will depend on the type of soy milk that you use.
  • The protein in the soy milk gives it the thick creamy texture.  If you choose to use a different type of non-dairy milk, omit the water and add 1 tsp or pea protein or aquafaba.
  • Make sure to use PLAIN milk and not vanilla!
  • If you don't want a slight fish flavor, omit the kelp flakes. 
  • Top the salad with grilled vegan "chicken" strips like Beyond Meat brand for more of a meal.
Nutrition Facts
VEGAN CAESAR SALAD - VEGAN CAESAR DRESSING
Amount Per Serving (1 cup salad with dressing)
Calories 102 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Sodium 145mg 6%
Potassium 422mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 273.8%
Vitamin C 10.8%
Calcium 5.8%
Iron 9.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This vegan Caesar salad with a classic tasting vegan Caesar dressing tastes like the real deal. This creamy gluten free dressing served over crisp romaine lettuce topped with croutons may be the most delicious vegan salad that you will ever eat! thehiddenveggies.com

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This vegan Caesar salad with a classic tasting vegan Caesar dressing tastes like the real deal. This creamy gluten free dressing served over crisp romaine lettuce topped with croutons may be the most delicious vegan salad that you will ever eat! thehiddenveggies.com

Want another amazing creamy vegan salad dressing?

Try this vegan ranch dressing! It tastes just like classic ranch, but without the dairy!

This Vegan Ranch Dressing is dairy free, gluten free, cholesterol free, and can be made soy free too. It tastes like classic ranch dressing and kids love it too. It's easy to whip up in minutes with just a few ingredients! thehiddenveggies.com

Want some other recipes that have a seafood flavor by using kelp flakes?

Make authentic tasting vegan “tuna” salad or a vegan tuna melt!

This vegan tuna salad can be made into a vegan tuna melt or use in a tuna salad sandwich. It’s creamy, delicious comfort food without the fish, eggs, or cholesterol! Thehiddenveggies.com

This vegan linguini with clam sauce recipe will amaze you!

Vegan linguini and clam sauce is 100% vegan and has the taste and texture of the real thing! I know that it’s hard to believe, but if you like the taste of seafood, you must try this recipe! Using king mushrooms and kelp powder to give the taste and texture of clam, but completely pant based and gluten free. thehiddenveggies.com



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