Creamy, rich tasting dip with all the flavor of your favorite Caesar dressing. This vegan version of the classic salad dressing is tangy, savory, and perfect for dipping your favorite crudite or whole grain crackers in. Thick, delicious, and bursting with animal product-free Caesar flavor. You won’t miss the dairy or anchovies in this incredible plant-based dip!
Although I am not vegan myself, I LOVE making vegan versions of classic foods! Why, you may ask. Well because a lot of my favorite foods happen to be plant-based and it’s fun to cook and bake with them in general.
For example, TOFU! A staple vegan protein, yet I love it for its neutral taste, creamy texture, and high protein content. I am one of those people who has no problems with soy whatsoever (you all know my love for tempeh and edamame, too!) and I always have fun using tofu in all sorts of unique recipes. From pudding to pies, or maybe even a Vegan Clam Chowder? Yup. I’ve done it all! 😉
Or at least, I thought I had done it all. Recently, I’ve been on a major DIP kick. What’s that? Well it’s when you want to make ALL THE DIPS all the time. I’ve been making sweet ones, savory ones, and everything in between. So I think it’s about time I start sharing some of them.
Today’s recipe just may convince you to go vegan…especially if you’re a Caesar dressing lover. If that doesn’t give you a hint to what I’ve created, I don’t know what will.
Vegan Caesar Dressing Dip! You’ve all seen pictures of this on my Instagram before and I’ve received tons of questions on how to make it. Now you can make it right in your own home.
I used my go-to tofu to make it, medium firm from House Foods. It makes for the most thick and creamy texture! No need for dairy or any animal products with the simple vegan-friendly ingredients I used to make this dip.
In traditional Caesar, anchovies give an umami flavor to the dressing, while parmesan cheese adds its sharp saltiness. In this recipe, I used nori to replace the fish, nutritional yeast for the cheese, and included lemon juice, vinegar, and Dijon mustard to stay true to the original!
Vegan Caesar Dressing Dip
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: 6 servings
- Category: Savory Snacks
- 12 oz of medium firm tofu
- 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1/2 sheet of nori, cut into small pieces with scissors
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Store in the refrigerator.
Low-fat, rich tasting, and totally addicting. I personally think this dip tastes better than store-bought caesar and it’s so much healthier too! Gotta love all the protein from the House Foods tofu and you’re even getting the benefits from seaweed with the use of nori.
I make a batch nearly every week and use it for all sorts of snacks! My favorite things to use it with? Baby carrots, raw tempeh, and crackers or pita bread. It’s just so flavorful!
Have I convinced you? Are you going to make it for yourself? DO IT. You won’t be disappointed. And you can even impress all your vegan friends with culinary prowess! (Joking of course…you only need to know how to use a food processor!).
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