Vegan Ceasar Salad Dressing

Not another side salad.

I’m seriously starving as I write this recipe. The freshly baked croutons (recipe next) and this vegan ceasar dressing drizzled over my plate of rainbow make my mouth water. And the great thing about it? this salad staple is easy to veganize without sacrificing the taste!

While there are several vegan ceasar dressing brands you can buy from Whole Foods, you and I both agree that making your own is always the best option. No preservatives, no wastage. Only the fresh ingredients.


I had fun taking these photos by the way because finally, my food posts are starting to look more “pro” without taking the homey vibe away. Like you, I want my food to bring back memories spent with my family growing up. And like you, I enjoy preparing food that are easy to do with readily available ingredients. Less hassle. Get it my belly pronto.

Lettuce not be sad.  So you go to a restaurant, order ceasar salad and you are served with lettuce with teeny weeny croutons. Lucky you if they have dairy-free parmesan and dressing. Then bill comes at $12, boom. Lettuce not be sad anymore. Add more green varieties and create your own rainbow plate. Ready for another vegan recipe?

5 from 3 votes
Vegan Ceasar Salad Dressing
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

Not another side salad. This veganized cesar dressing is easy to prepare. Got leftover? store in airtight container and refrigerate for 5-7 days.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: vegan ceasar salad dressing
Servings: 2
Author: thefabzilla
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2/4 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 1/2 lemon (squeeze)
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp dry basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 bowl spring mix (or lettuce if that’s what you like)
  • 1 cup vegan bread, diced bite-size
  1. Whisk all ingredients together

    Drizzle dressing over greens and croutons

The vegan mayonnaise I used for this dressing is Follow Your Heart (grapeseed oil). I purchased it from Down To Earth (local version of Whole Foods Store). There are other brands available, I know our local Target here has Kraft or Just Mayo so feel free to explore and see what suits your taste buds. I also shop at Amazon, the price difference online versus here in Hawaii is huge so I take advantage of cheaper pricing plus free shipping. If you enjoy this post, please pin, share with friend or bookmark for future reference.



  1. September 26, 2018 / 8:53 am

    This looks positively delicious! Thank you so much for the recipe!

    • thefabzilla
      September 26, 2018 / 8:53 am

      Thanks much

    • thefabzilla
      September 26, 2018 / 1:06 pm

      Me too

  2. September 26, 2018 / 1:15 pm

    I’m a huge salad fan. I’d like to try out your dressing recipe. It sounds delicious!

    • thefabzilla
      September 26, 2018 / 1:18 pm

      Feel free to tweak what suits your tastebuds

  3. September 26, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    Looks delicious! I have heard that vegan mayonnaise is delicious too.

    • thefabzilla
      September 26, 2018 / 3:57 pm

      It is. If you happen to see the brand I mentioned on the blog, try it. According to my husband, it tastes like real one

  4. September 26, 2018 / 4:10 pm

    Instead of Vegan Mayo do you think I could possible use something like Greek Yogurt and get the same result? I always love trying new ceasar recipes. I have one I enjoy to make, but I love trying new types.

    • thefabzilla
      September 26, 2018 / 4:22 pm

      I can’t say if it’s going to be the same coz I don’t eat and use dairy. Sorry no help. But why not try vegan mayo, you may like it. This brand I mentioned on the blog is my husband’s favorite and he’s a picky vegan.

  5. September 26, 2018 / 5:41 pm

    My husband won’t eat anything with mayo so even veggie mayo is out. He’d like this otherwise.

  6. Ehmkay Nails
    September 26, 2018 / 5:42 pm

    Saving this for later. I haven’t had Caesar salad in ages because of anchovies. Now I want!

  7. September 26, 2018 / 5:53 pm

    Looks yummy! The hubby makes me home made caesar as well (but it’s not vegan). I love tons of garlic….so I can scare of vampires! LOL, just kidding, I love garlic!

    • thefabzilla
      September 26, 2018 / 6:03 pm

      I adore garlic too… and I’m a vampire…Never grows old, haha

  8. My Nail Polish Obsession
    September 26, 2018 / 8:47 pm

    I will totally make this becuase I hate the taste of anchovies. But I have never considered it to be Mexican cuisine, interesting.

    • thefabzilla
      September 26, 2018 / 9:27 pm

      right? it was invented in Mexico in the 1920s, apparently.

  9. September 26, 2018 / 9:34 pm

    oh yum!!! I will have to try this recipe when making separate dishes for my vegan family members on Thanksgiving.

    • thefabzilla
      September 26, 2018 / 10:04 pm

      awesome! so many more dishes coming on the blog.

  10. September 27, 2018 / 7:42 am

    Ooh, this looks great! I’ve never made ‘creamy’ salad dressing before, but I would totally make this.

  11. 25 Sweetpeas
    September 27, 2018 / 5:27 pm

    What makes up Vegan Croutons? Sounds interesting!

    • thefabzilla
      September 27, 2018 / 6:23 pm

      Good question. Recipe next

  12. Jen Walker
    September 28, 2018 / 3:57 am

    I love Ceasar salad, but I don’t think I’ve ever made one at home! I’ll definitely be trying your dressing recipe!

  13. September 28, 2018 / 10:21 pm

    This sounds really easy to make and that salad looks delicious!

  14. September 30, 2018 / 8:21 am

    I love Ceasar salads, my number one go to at home! I love the idea of being able to make my own dressing so I will certainly give this recipe a try!

    • thefabzilla
      September 30, 2018 / 3:19 pm

      Thank you! Enjoy xox

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