Vegan Cashew Caesar Dressing

This delicious vegan caesar dressing has a cashew base, making for a thick and creamy texture without the dairy! I love throwing it on fresh salad but the possibilities are endless with this dressing! You can’t go wrong when you have a batch of it on hand.

Vegan Cashew Caesar Dressing

I have been obsessing over this dressing lately. I love a creamy dressing, and that's where the magical cashew comes into play. Seriously, cashews are the most versatile nut! All you'll need is a few simple ingredients, and a high powered blender!

Course dressing, sauce
Cuisine Paleo, Vegan, whole30
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Author lexiborr


  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1/4 cup filtered water
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • dash of black pepper


  1. Soften the cashews by covering them with cold water in a bowl and letting soak for 4 hours or overnight. If you do not have time you can soften the cashews by putting them in a medium pot and covering with water. Boil for about 10 minutes until the cashews are soft. 

  2. Add the cashews, filtered water, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and apple cider vinegar into a high-speed blender, and blend until the dressing is smooth.

  3. Add in the nutritional yeast, fresh garlic, sea salt and black pepper and blend until completely smooth.

  4. Add more filtered water to thin if necessary, scrap down the sides of the blender, and blend again for 1-2 minutes.

  5. Serve immediately on your favorite salad or store in the fridge for up to 4 days after in air tight container.

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