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caesar salad dressing in glass jar with lettuce

Healthy Vegan Caesar Dressing

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What’s yummier than a creamy, tangy, vegan Caesar salad dressing? Made with hemp hearts, not cashew nuts, and with no added oils, this healthy vegan Caesar dressing recipe takes just 5 minutes to make, with 6 simple ingredients (not including salt and pepper!). Amazing with a classic romaine or kale Caesar salad or even a slaw!
Course Sauces
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword hemp hearts, Lemon, Salad, salad dressing
Dietary Preference dairy free, egg free, Gluten-Free, paleo-friendly, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 4 people


  • Immersion blender or small blender


  • 6 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice about 2 lemons
  • cup hemp hearts
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup or pure cane sugar
  • freshly cracked pepper to taste


  • Place the lemon juice, hemp, nutritional yeast, water, Dijon, salt, garlic powder, maple syrup and pepper in a blending cup or bullet. Blend 1-2 minutes until smooth. Taste, and adjust salt and pepper as you like.


Dressing will keep well for 2-3 days in an airtight container in the fridge.