Cashew Caesar Salad Dressing

by Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit) on January 17, 2011

I get strong urges for vegetables, usually once a day. When the craving comes I cannot think of anything else.

In the winter I usually crave potatoes, squashes, roasted veg, but today I wanted a BIG salad, and I wanted it now!

We keep olive oil and vinegar on hand for these moments, but I wanted something creamy, high in protein, loaded with fiber, and something that could be whipped up in under 2 minutes.

Tall order?

Heck no!

Cashew Caesar Dressing

Dairy free, Gluten free, Vegan, Yeast free

A nutritional yeast free Caesar dressing! If you know someone who is sensitive to yeast, this dressing is for them!


  • 1 clove garlic OR 1/2 onion
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/2 tsp herbamare
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 1 tbsp braggs soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup Almond Breeze Almond Milk, or a non-dairy milk of your choice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth
  2. Drizzle over salad [mine was made up of baby romaine, kalamata olives, sun dried tomatoes and cucumbers]
  3. Will store in the fridge for up to 7 days

Makes 2 cups

Will keep in the fridge for 7 days

I found that the dressing thickened up a bit after it sat for awhile. While the initial amount of almond milk is perfect for your first salad, if you’re preparing this ahead of time you can add 1/4 cup of extra almond milk.

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Nourhan @ Miss Anthropist's Kitchen

That salad looks incredible! Thanks for sharing :)



I LOVE cashews and can’t wait to try this!



This looks nice and cheesy!

What is herbamare?



Herbamare is a mix of sea salt and spices. I use the original flavour. Here’s a link to the product. SO GOOD!



Hey, that looks awesome! I think I can even have that:) Thanks for sharing. I get kind of tired of vin & oil.


Kate @

Wow that’s a great salad dressing – you had me at cashews…yum!



Fabulous salad dear! Stunning photos!



Great dressing. Wonderful use of cashews. ;)


Sexy Vegan Mama/The Gonzo Mama

I’m a sucker for a great vegan dressing. Thanks for sharing!


Julie Bates

OK, finally got around to trying this one. Oh my gosh, it is so good. Like sinfully delicious. I am hooked! I had it on salad the first day, then when it thickened up its been great as dip for raw veggies. Now I mixed it with some shredded cabbage for a slaw that is to die for. Who needs dairy when you can have this creamy goodness?!?


Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

I love the idea of using it for slaw! I’ll have to give that a try. Glad you liked it, Julie :)



Any suggestions to make this a non-dairy dressing?



Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

Hi Charlie – this is a dairy-free dressing, so no worries about that! Maybe I’ve misunderstood your question…



Just had it with my non vegan hubby – he loved it!!! So did I, love the capers – brilliant!!


Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

That’s great, Ana! So glad you two enjoyed it.


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