Vegan Caesar Dressing is light, creamy, and simply delicious! I use vegan Worcestershire, Dijon mustard, and garlic to recreate that quintessential Caesar flavor we all love! My Vegan Caesar Dressing Recipe includes only six simple ingredients and takes less than five minutes to make. Trust me, this Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing is going to become a staple in your home!
I’ve got to tell you, I love this dressing! Even though I’m living the vegan life and churning out new recipes, I’m always cautious when recreating something like Caesar dressing which has such a unique and classic flavor. The first time I made this Vegan Caesar Dressing, I actually enjoyed the flavor far more than traditional Caesar dressing. Sometimes Caesar dressing can be overly pungent, largely due to the inclusion of anchovies in traditionally made recipes. My dressing maintains authentic flavors without the bite of sour anchovies.
Some recipes call for cashew nuts to be used as a base for this dressing. This is a highly unnecessary ingredient in my opinion. While it’s true that cashews work really well as a base for many milk, cream, and sauce recipes, they don’t work well for this dressing. Additionally, the preparation of raw cashews requires soaking them in water which takes time, and it’s time not well spent.
The key ingredient in this dressing is Worcestershire sauce because it mimics the rustic flavor of anchovies really well. Dijon mustard, garlic, and lemon juice also recreate classic Caesar flavors.
Vegan Caesar Dressing Recipe
What I love most about this recipe is that almost all of the ingredients have a long shelf-life which makes it easier to keep them on hand when you want to whip up a batch of this wonderful dressing! Also, with only 6 ingredients, prep time is very minimal, as is clean up time.
- Vegan mayonnaise – The vegan version made by Best Foods is amazing! The flavor is exactly the same as their standard version.
- Vegan Worcestershire sauce – Made without anchovies, it tastes just like the real thing though. This is a key ingredient and I use it as a substitute for anchovies which are found in most traditional Caesar dressings.
- Dijon mustard – Adds a rich depth to the dressing and supports the rustic flavors of classic Caesar.
- Lemon juice – Use fresh squeezed only.
- Garlic – I use fresh garlic very finely minced.
- Olive oil – Make sure you use extra virgin olive oil which has a lighter, less imposing, flavor.
How to Make Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing
- Add ingredients to a mixing bowl. Pour vegan mayo, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, olive oil, lemon juice, and minced garlic into a medium-sized mixing bowl.
- Mix all ingredients. Use a handheld wire whisk and whisk ingredients vigorously until dressing becomes light, soft, and creamy.
- Adjust for taste and consistency. If dressing is too thick, add a little water; if too thin, add more mayonnaise. If you enjoy a more robust flavor, add more Worcestershire sauce and Dijon mustard.
There are so many great ways to use this dressing! Here are just a few.
- As a dip – get some good pita chips or veggie chips and start dipping.
- A creamy base for other salad recipes – this dressing works really well in Vegan Macaroni Salad and Greek Potato Salad.
- Use it as a spread. Ditch the mayonnaise the next time you make a sandwich or veggie burger and spread on some Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing!
Or, you can use it for good old fashioned Kale Caesar Salad!
This dressing keeps well in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. You can also freeze it in freezer bags for up to a month.
Looking For More Vegan Salad Recipes?
- Tomato Cucumber Salad
- Mixed Berry Salad
- Vegan Ceviche
- Shirazi Salad
- Southwest Quinoa Salad
- Chickpea Salad Sandwich
- Vegan Ranch
- Jalapeno Ranch Dressing
Looking for something specific? Check out our Salad Recipes at The Vegan Plate!
- 5 Tablespoons vegan mayonnaise
- 1/4 Cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice, fresh squeezed
- 5 Teaspoons vegan Worcestershire sauce
- 2 Teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1 Garlic clove, minced
- Add all dressing ingredients to a medium-sized mixing bowl.
- Use a whisk to mix all ingredients together until the dressing is soft and creamy.
- Adjust flavor and consistency. If dressing is too thick, add a little water, if too thin, add more mayonnaise. If you enjoy bolder flavors, add more Worcestershire and Dijon mustard.
This dressing keeps for up to 4 days if stored in the refrigerator using an airtight container. You can also freeze it in a freezer bag for up to a month.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 107Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 100mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g
The Vegan Plate attempts to provide accurate information. However, this nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. The nutritional information provided comes from online sources and calculations.