Cashew Caesar Salad Dressing

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
Recipe type: Dairy free, Gluten free, Vegan, Yeast free
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Serves: 2 cups
A nutritional yeast free Caesar dressing! If you know someone who is sensitive to yeast, this dressing is for them!
  • 1 clove garlic OR ½ onion
  • 1 cup cashews
  • ½ teaspoon herbamare
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 1 tablespoon braggs soy sauce
  • ½ cup almond breeze almond milk, or a non-dairy milk of your choice
  • ¼ 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
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 ¼ cup of extra almond milk.

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

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

  2. Leanne:
    Any suggestions to make this a non-dairy dressing?


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

  3. 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?!?

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

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