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Vegan Caesar Dressing

Vegan Caesar Dressing

If you're looking for a creamy and flavorful dressing to elevate your salads, this Vegan Caesar Dressing is a must-try. Packed with tangy and savory notes, it's the perfect addition to any vegan recipe collection. Whether you follow a plant-based diet or simply enjoy exploring new flavors, this dressing is sure to impress. Let's dive into the recipe and get started!

Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings
10 mins 0 mins 10 mins 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) cashews, soaked in water for 4 hours and drained
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) nutritional yeast
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) water
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) capers, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) black pepper
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon (15 ml) maple syrup for a touch of sweetness

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a blender or food processor, combine the soaked cashews, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, nutritional yeast, minced garlic, olive oil, water, capers, salt, and black pepper. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. If you prefer a sweeter dressing, add the optional maple syrup and blend again until well incorporated.
  3. Taste the dressing and adjust the seasonings to your liking. You can add more lemon juice for tanginess or more salt and pepper for extra flavor.
  4. Transfer the dressing to a jar or airtight container and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  5. When ready to serve, give the dressing a good shake to mix any separation that may have occurred.
  6. Drizzle the Vegan Caesar Dressing over your favorite salad or use it as a dip for fresh vegetables. Enjoy!

Serving Suggestions

This Vegan Caesar Dressing pairs perfectly with a variety of salads, from crisp romaine lettuce to mixed greens. It's also delicious as a dip for veggie sticks or as a spread for sandwiches and wraps. Whether you're planning a casual lunch or a fancy dinner, this dressing adds a delightful touch to any occasion. So go ahead and indulge in this creamy and flavorful vegan dressing!

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