Creamy and perfect, you don’t have sacrifice anything when you make this delicious dairy free caesar dressing recipe. It’s also gluten free, and a completely vegan Caesar dressing recipe.
The hardest part of living a dairy free life is having to give up things or not be able to try things because they have dairy in them. If you are here you may have started with the question, “Is Caesear dressing dairy free?” And the answer, is not usually. While there are many salad dressings that are dairy free, Caesar dressing is typically not one of them. This Dairy Free Caesar Dressing is absolutely perfect and comes together in under 10 minutes.
This Dairy Free Caesar dressing is completely dairy free, but it also happens to be a gluten free dairy free caesar salad dressing as well as a vegan caesar dressing (meaning that it’s a fish free Caesar dressing). Most important it’s a homemade dairy free caesar dressing that doesn’t sacrifice any flavors.
What ingredients do you need to make this dairy free Caesar dressing?
Making a homemade dairy free Caesar dressing is surprisingly super easy to make. It takes just 11 total ingredients to make and you can make a small or large batch of this dressing super easily. The ingredients that you will need to make this Dairy Free Caesar dressing are:
- Vegan mayo
- Dairy Free Parmesan Cheese (we preferred the homemade linked version versus store bought)
- Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
- Red Wine Vinegar
- Olive Oil
- Ground Mustard
- Onion Powder
- Salt and Pepper
When you are making this dairy free caesar dressing recipe it’s better to use fresh ingredients for the lemon juice and garlic. It yields to a much better taste.
How do you make this dairy free Caesar dressing?
Through everything into a blender and blend. Bam done. It’s really that simple. But let’s talk about a few things . You are going to be adding in whole cloves of garlic and capers. That means that you are going to want to be have a high powdered blender. We love our Vitamix so much (it really is worth the price).
A food processor would also work for this vegan caesar salad dressing recipe; however, it’s important to note that many food processors are larger so if you are making a small batch of this, you may have to scrap down the sides a few times in order to really blend the ingredients.
What vegan mayo should I use in this dairy free caesar dressing?
Unfortunately, not all vegan mayo is made the same. We tested this with vegan mayo dressings and we believe that Just Mayo is the better option. The balance of acid to oil is best in this dairy free caesar dressing using Just Mayo than another brand. However, if you already have a preference, any vegan mayo can be used.
How can you use dairy free Caesar dressing besides salad?
A Caesar salad is obviously the most common way that you can use this dairy free caesar dressing recipe. Beyond that, here’s a few ideas that you can use:
- Toss or dip in roasted vegetables Use it as a dip for a get together for raw vegetables instead of using a dairy free ranch dressing (or have both)
- Use it in your favorite pasta salad
- Stir into you next potato salad
- Use it as a spread on your next sandwich
Obviously there are many more ways that it could be use, you just have to come up with your favorite.
Dairy Free Caesar Dressing
- Using a high powdered blender, add ingredients and blend until smooth.
- Pour into an air tight container and use as needed.
- Keep refrigerated.
- Dairy free caesar dressing will last store properly for up to 1 month.