Garlicky Caesar Dressing (vegan)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 50.3
  • Total Fat: 3.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 96.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 1.6 g

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A tangy, garlic-filled Caesar-style salad dressing and dip. 100% vegan, 100% delicious. Omnivore approved. A tangy, garlic-filled Caesar-style salad dressing and dip. 100% vegan, 100% delicious. Omnivore approved.
Number of Servings: 16


    1 c silken tofu
    1/4 c olive oil (any)
    1/4 c cider vinegar
    juice of 1 lemon (2 or 3 T)
    2 T white miso paste
    2 T nutritional yeast
    1 T dijon mustard
    6 cloves garlic
    a few coarse grinds black pepper


+ 1 c of tofu is about 2/3 of a shelf-stable package. Rather than use the whole box, I did it this way because the other ingredients measure out in a friendlier way. It's also the perfect amount for a Ninja- or Magic Bullet-style mini-blender, which is so, so convenient for making quick sauces and dressings such as this one. If you don't want the leftover tofu, simply adjust everything else up by 50% and you will be good to go. (Just don't try to make it in a mini-blender -- it won't be pretty!)

+ Nutritional info calculated using Mori-Nu firm, but any type will do. You can use regular tofu, too, but may have to add additional water.

+ No fresh garlic? Substitute one scant teaspoon of the powdered stuff. (Technically, 1 clove fresh is 1/8 t dry, thus 3/4 t total for this recipe, but not only is it fiddly to measure out, I also find that the standard equivalent of garlic powder doesn't have the same zip as fresh, and almost always want MORE GARLIC!)

+ No miso? Double up on nutritional yeast for a total of 1/4 c. (It will boost the B-power, too!)

+ Miso, but no white? White miso is the sweetest, mildest, and mellowest type, so you can use another kind (red, brown) instead, but will want to halve the amount, at least until you give it a taste to see whether you need more "oomph."

+ For the love of all that is culinarily holy, don't use yellow mustard in place of the dijon. Trade for whole grain or spicy brown if you must, but picnic mustard really won't...uh, cut the mustard.


Using a blender or food processor, combine thoroughly. Thin with water or a little more vinegar or lemon juice as desired.

The 10-minute prep time includes finding all the ingredients in the back of your fridge and pantry, and opening packages, in addition to the usual measure-and-mix! :)

You should end up with around 2 cups, i.e. 16-2T side salad-appropriate servings, or 8-1/4c entrée salad portions. These are quite generous, but won't break the bank in terms of fat, calories, or even sodium.

Serving Size: Makes about 2 cups

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RHEYNKLAW.

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