This easy vegan caesar salad dressing is made using silken tofu, which produces a gorgeously creamy, rich consistency without too many calories or too much effort. Ready in 5 minutes!
This gluten free vegan caesar salad dressing is an incredibly easy, delicious recipe using a handful of sharp, zesty ingredients together with naturally low in fat silken tofu for creaminess and bulk.
I am not a vegan but I love cooking and eating vegan dishes and there are certain vegan ingredients I am extremely fond of and use quite often. Silken tofu is one of them!
I love this ingredient for its fabulous silky smooth delicate texture and neutral flavour (with only a hint of soya beans, which easily blends in with other ingredients becoming practically undetectable). I also love its incredible versatility – it works equally well with both sweet and savoury recipes.
A little while ago I made vegan chocolate mousse with banana using silken tofu. This is another quick and easy recipe with loads of flavour and far less calories than any dairy/egg based mousse, however ‘skinny’, would ever be able to manage.
This is because 100 g of silken tofu contains only 3 g fat!
Which is also why silken tofu should be an everyday ingredient used in all sorts of dishes, vegan and beyond!
It’s affordable and available in most supermarkets.
Here is another easy, delicious recipe I made recently you might like: vegan casserole with peppers and tofu.
How to make easy vegan caesar salad dressing
In this vegan caesar dressing I swapped the anchovies for a small amount of capers. Together with the garlic, lemon juice and a little vinegar, they create a moreishly tangy, savoury sauce.
Just combine all the ingredients, season to taste, blend until smooth and serve (if you have a bit of time it’s a good idea to refrigerate the sauce for 30 minutes before serving).
This rich, delicious vegan salad dressing can be enjoyed with a roasted vegetable salad. You could use it in place of mayonnaise (vegan or regular) and add to sandwiches or salads. It has a rich, thick and creamy consistency so works well also as a dip.
This dairy free salad dressing can be refrigerated in a jar for up to 4 days.
Check out also this collection of over 15 easy vegan salads.
Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing with Silken Tofu
- 130 g silken tofu
- 1 large garlic clove chopped
- 1 tablespoon capers
- 1.5 - 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 5 tablespoons good vegetable oil
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
- Combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth. Either serve immediately or refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving, if you are not in a hurry. Keep refrigerated.