Cesar dressing it a quintessential part of many restaurant menus. However, many find the fact that it contains anchovies very off-putting. This recipe is fish-free and 100% vegetarian. Its comparable, but not exactly like, commercial Caesar salad dressings. We think it is much better. And it adds healthy benefits to your salad like vitamins, minerals, and digestive aid, without the hormone disrupting allergens like corn, soy, or wheat by-products. It is chemical and preservative free.
- 1 cup homemade raw curds* (Use the cream cheese from this whey recipe.)
- 2 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar (Use this Apple Cider Vinegar Recipe or Braggs Brand.)
- 1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 3 tablespoons raw lemon juice
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive, grapeseed, or coconut oil
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 tablespoons raw coconut sugar
- 4 tablespoons raw onion
- ½ teaspoon dried dill (or 1 teaspoon fresh raw dill)
- 1/8 cup raw sesame seeds or pine nuts
- 1 ½ teaspoon mild white miso or brown rice miso (this replaces anchovies)
- ¼ teaspoon kelp powder (also to replace anchovies)
- 2 dashes black pepper
- Up to ½ cup water, if needed
1. Combine all ingredients a blender and blend until creamy and smooth. Add water as necessary, if dressing gets too thick.
2. Taste test and add more lemon, sugar, vinegar, or other ingredients until it tastes right to you.
3. Allow to rest overnight to improve flavor. Shake well before serving.
4. Please keep refrigerated and toss out after a week.
*If a vegan dressing is desired, consider soaking a cup of raw cashews or sunflower seeds in water overnight and using them as a substitute for the raw milk curds. Drain them well and add a ½ cup fresh kombucha or kefir before blending. Also, using an equivalent amount of raw ripe avocado in place of the raw milk curds will work, too, just add the kombucha or kefir in place of the water to add the healthy probiotics.