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Cheesy Caesar Dressing

This Cheesy Caesar Dressing Recipe is vegan. You can make this creamy, delicious (and very authentic-tasting) Caesar dressing as is, or add nutritional yeast for a cheesy twist. Similarly, you can also reduce the milk and use it as a dip or sandwich spread. It's sure to be your family's next favorite dressing.

Cheesy Caesar Dressing uses 10 ingredients and takes 10 minutes to make.

Makes 1 Cups

Recipe From: Knives Over Forks

Author:  Dreena Burton

 

Cheesy Caeser Dressing

Prep: 10 minutes + Cook: 0 = Total 10 minutes

 

Ingredients

  cup raw cashews, soaked for 3-4 hours in advance and then drained
 1 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)
 1 tsp whole chia seeds
 ½ tsp sea salt
 ½ tsp kelp granules (see notes)
 ½ tsp capers
 1 medium clove garlic, chopped
 Freshly ground black pepper to taste
 1 cup unsweetened, unflavored plant milk (plus extra to thin)
 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
 1 tsp pure maple syrup

Directions

1

Combine the cashews, 1 tablespoon of the nutritional yeast (if using), the chia, salt, kelp granules, capers, garlic, pepper, milk, lemon juice, and maple syrup in a blender, and purée until very smooth. Add more nutritional yeast for a cheesier flavor if you like, and add extra salt, pepper and/or garlic if desired.

2

Serve tossed into romaine lettuce, along with your choice of croutons, if desired.

3

Refrigerate for up to 4 days. This oil-free dressing will thicken after refrigeration. You can thin it by stirring in 2 to 3 teaspoons of plant milk or water, if desired.

Notes
4

Kelp: If you have trouble finding kelp granules, the dressing is still delicious without them!

Milk: I prefer unsweetened, unflavored almond milk or soy milk in this recipe, but you can choose another plant milk if you prefer.

Ingredients

  cup raw cashews, soaked for 3-4 hours in advance and then drained
 1 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)
 1 tsp whole chia seeds
 ½ tsp sea salt
 ½ tsp kelp granules (see notes)
 ½ tsp capers
 1 medium clove garlic, chopped
 Freshly ground black pepper to taste
 1 cup unsweetened, unflavored plant milk (plus extra to thin)
 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
 1 tsp pure maple syrup

Directions

1

Combine the cashews, 1 tablespoon of the nutritional yeast (if using), the chia, salt, kelp granules, capers, garlic, pepper, milk, lemon juice, and maple syrup in a blender, and purée until very smooth. Add more nutritional yeast for a cheesier flavor if you like, and add extra salt, pepper and/or garlic if desired.

2

Serve tossed into romaine lettuce, along with your choice of croutons, if desired.

3

Refrigerate for up to 4 days. This oil-free dressing will thicken after refrigeration. You can thin it by stirring in 2 to 3 teaspoons of plant milk or water, if desired.

Notes
4

Kelp: If you have trouble finding kelp granules, the dressing is still delicious without them!

Milk: I prefer unsweetened, unflavored almond milk or soy milk in this recipe, but you can choose another plant milk if you prefer.

Cheesy Caesar Dressing