Recipe Review: Miyoko Schinner’s Vegan Caesar Dressing (My Favorite oil-free Dressing)

Caesar dressing in a mason jar

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I have tried MANY oil-free Salad Dressings over the years, and this is by far the VERY BEST I have encountered.

Caesar salad in a bowl with tomatoes and chickpeas

I usually double or even triple the recipe when I make it.

Although it is a “Caesar” Dressing and super yummy for that, we use it on all our salads at our house. It is also especially good with big salads that include lots of veggies and garbanzos. The teens and hubby all love this one too, even though they don’t typically like oil-free dressings.

Caesar dressing in a mason jar

The recipe credit goes to Miyoko Schinner.

Caesar salad with chik'n
Yummy with Chik’n!

To watch a video of Miyoko making this:

I found this video online of Miyoko preparing her Creamy No Oil Caesar Dressing. She starts the dressing at 14:40.
(Recipes are copyrighted, I am a stickler for not sharing without permission. I messaged her about sharing a link to the dressing which she said was ok, but then even better, I found this video.)

Caesar salad in a bowl with croutons and lemon wedges

To View the Recipe: I found this link from Yahoo that states they had permission from Miyoko to share, so I think this is ok: See the recipe for Miyokos’s oil-free Caesar Dressing.

You can also check out her book, The Homemade Vegan Pantry that includes this and lots of other fabulous recipes:

The recipe is really perfect as is, but I have used these modifications:

  • Miso: Adding a couple of tsp., or to taste really amps up the flavor profile (I just watched the video, and she actually uses miso as a sub for nutritional yeast!)
  • Almond Meal: Can be expensive, so I often sub with ground sunflower seeds, or my homemade version of Sunflower Vegan Parm. (ground sunflower seeds, nutritional yeast, salt, garlic powder).
ingredients for the dressing

I hope your family loves this as much as we do! Enjoy! 🙂

frozen whole lemons in a bag
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squeezed lemons and juice in a pyrex cup

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