Raw, Vegan Mock-Caesar Salad

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure and privacy policy.

I’m always looking for a fun way to spice up my salads, so I attempted a “mock” Caesar dressing today, using creamy avocado as the base! Unlike other raw Caesar dressings, which use nuts or seeds as a base, this dressing is incredibly easy on the digestive system and is just as delicious! You don’t even need to add any extra-oil, thanks to all the heart-healthy fats in the avocado.

Raw, Vegan Mock Caesar Dressing
Makes about 1 cup


1 ripe avocado
1/4 cup water
4-5 cloves of garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon dijon mustard
2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 Tablespoon raw apple cider vinegar (I prefer Bragg’s brand)
juice of half a lemon
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
black pepper, to taste


raw caesar dressing ingredients Throw all the ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth and creamy. Adjust seasonings to taste, if necessary.

For your Caesar salad, simply chop up a head of Romaine and toss it generously with dressing:

chopped romaine with dressing on top

Garnish with an extra dash of nutritional yeast, and enjoy!tossed salad with dressing topped with nutritional yeast

This was a delicious and light lunch.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Get more recipes + meal plans in my books:

detox book and meal plan

Get Started Today!

Get a free 7-Day Kick Start when you sign up for my email newsletter

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn

Ahhh I love Caesar salads, but they always have dairy and eggs! Thank you for making a raw version WITHOUT tofu!


yumm!! I love nutritional yeast on my salads!!



okay i bought 5 avocados but they were bright green. waiting for them to ripen. this dressing sounds divine!

Ally (oatsandspice)

I just bookmarked this page ๐Ÿ™‚ I cannot wait to try this recipe – how cleaver!


Carrie (Moves 'N Munchies)

LOVE this!!!! such a good idea and sounds amaze!

Marlena Torres

oooh caesar! My favorite dressing. I must say with the ingredients you used, I’m not sure you can go wrong. Thank you!


this looks like a great dressing!!!


I just had it for dinner – it was great!


    Oh, good! Glad you enjoyed it!!! ๐Ÿ™‚


OMG, eating this salad now…AH-MAZING!


Just made this for lunch today…awesome recipe! Definitely bookmarking this for future use! ๐Ÿ™‚


I wonder if this would be good with pecornio (sheep’s milk cheese) instead of nutritional yeast.


    You’ll have to let us know if you try it!


Hmmm…this recipe sounds great (chicken caesar salad is a dinner that EVERYONE at my house loves), but the candida cleanse that I’m looking into says no vinegar and no yeast. How does that work?


    You can use lemon juice in place of vinegar in many recipes, if you need to! Most experts don’t believe that nutritional yeast feeds yeast, so it’s thought to be safe for candida diets.


      Thanks!!!!! Looking forward to trying this. It’s always nice to have healthy recipes that work for Mom & Dad AND the kiddos.


I had my better half whip this up tonight while I was at Crossfit – it was SO easy even he could do it, and it was AMAZING!! We grilled halibut and had a grilled halibut caesar salad – keeping this one!! Thanks!!!

Aslhey Gallardo

This dressing was unbelievable! Even my carnivore boyfriend liked it! I thought you captured the traditional ceasar taste PERFECTLY!


Wow I just made this and it’s amazing!! Better than any tofu or almond Caesar dressing recipes I’ve tried. I massaged this into the kale I just bought. Loved that I had all ingredients on hand. I can’t wait to impress my non veg friends with this. Thank you so much! Btw, I’ve been making your cabbage slaw and using it as the base of my nori rolls. Love it! Great blog ๐Ÿ™‚


I just made this for dinner, and wow new favorite dressing. Why did I ever use store-bought?!?


Had this last night and just now again for lunch!!! It is my new favourite dressing!!! LOVE IT!!


I have been using on-line recipes for years now and love reading other peoples’ reviews to help me decide if i want to make it and/or any changes people tried. This is the very first time I have liked a recipe so much that I needed to tell everyone. I love this dressing! ๐Ÿ™‚


Where can I get the nutritional yeast?


This was amazing. First ceaser salad in over a year since becoming vegan. Hit the spot!


Hi! I am planning on making this tonight, I am just wondering how much this recipe makes? Enough for more than one person?


So delish! I didn’t have an avocado so I used cashews for the cream base and it turned out amazing. Can’t wait to try it again with the avocado. Maybe husband tried it and said it tasted like it had mayo in it…silly man!

Ashley A.

I am not a fan of avocado, can you taste it as it is the base?

Tatiana Kavvadia

excellent recipe! I put tahini instead of nutritional yeast and the result was outstanding!! Thank you very much again for these wonderful ideas!!


Love this “dressing”! Had it everyday last week and made another batch for this week. I missed having a caesar salad. OMG, I’m loving it!

Get Started Today!

Get a free 7-Day Kick Start when you sign up for my email newsletter