There are a few things I missed from my previous way of eating and one of them was a Caesar salad with a creamy garlicky dressing. I wish I could share a sample of this dressing with each and every one of you. Since that isn’t possible, let me show you how easy it is to make, so you can wow your family and friends with an incredibly delicious vegan version of one of my favorite dressings. This Caesar dressing is creamy, garlicky, briny, tangy but yet smooth and it is sure to please your palate on so many levels. I love a creamy Caesar dressing that is full of garlicky goodness and now I can enjoy a healthy version whenever I desire.
I love to top it off with some Garlic Chickpea Croutons. They also make a terrific snack, perfect for road trips, air travel, biking, hiking and a kid friendly snack.
I hope you like it as much as we do.
I have made this dressing so many times and yet, it still blows me away every time I taste it.
We hope you will enjoy the video and all the details I give about the ingredients. Please watch the video as most of your questions will most likely be answered. Enjoy!
These are the lowest sodium capers I have seen at just 0.5mg of sodium per tablespoon and they taste amazing.
You can use regular capers as well. If you want to reduce the sodium soak them in cold water for an hour or so, then rinse and drain them.
This is the JOI Oat Milk Powder base that I use in my recipes. I love it! You can purchase it here. JOI is offering 15% off for the Caesar dressing launch using code NUTMEG15 until November 1st. 2021 (Delete the Nutmeg code at checkout and re-enter Nutmeg15)
Use our ZipTop discount “NUTMEG” for 15% off your purchase.
This dressing is great on a side salad with your favorite entrees. Drizzle it over steamed or raw vegetables. Make a Nourish Bowl with your favorite grain, greens and beans and drizzle the dressing over everything for a scrumptious burst of flavor.
I love this dressing on my Chopped Salads as well. It makes me want to eat more salads!
Nothing goes better with a serving of Mushroom Spinach Lasagna than a crunchy salad with Caesar dressing.
Oat Milk – any unsweetened plant milk
White Chia Seeds – black chia seeds
Capers low sodium – use regular capers that have been soaked in cold water to remove some of the sodium
Westbrae no salt added mustard – Dijon mustard if sodium isn’t an issue for you
Medjool Dates – use 1 ounce of Deglet Noor Dates or 1/4 cup raisins
Stardust Salt Substitute – your favorite salt substitute
Nutritional Yeast – optional – leave it out
If you like creamy dressings be sure to check out my Vegan Ranch too!
Vegan Caesar Dressing – No Oil
- 1 12 ounce box Silken Tofu – soft – for salad dressings
- 1/2 cup water (or 1/2 cup unsweetened plant milk)
- 1 Tablespoon JOI Oat Milk Powder (see note above)
- 1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds – white or black
- 1 teaspoon Kelp granules – rounded teaspoon
- 1 Tablespoon Capers low sodium 0r soak the capers in cold water to remove some of the sodium
- 3 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons Westbrae no salt added mustard or Dijon mustard
- 6-8 garlic cloves
- 2 Medjool dates about 1 ounce or 4 Deglet Noor Dates or 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 tablespoons Nutritional Yeast – optional
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt Substitute – we use WYW Stardust
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Put all ingredients in the blender container and process at high speed for 1 minute or until well blended and creamy smooth.
- Transfer dressing to a storage container and store in the refrigerator for 7 days. If it lasts that long! We eat it up pretty quickly around here.
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