I created this Vegan Caesar salad dressing for a dinner with friends, and honestly couldn’t keep my finger out of the blender – it’s that good! We know there’s something magical about 100% natural ingredients like olive oil, lemon and garlic that make Caesar dressing irresistible. But this Paleo recipe is also dairy-free! It tastes just like authentic dressing with Parmeggiano Reggiano cheese. Instead it uses lemon, nutritional yeast and coconut butter. It’s so delicious, you won’t believe it till you try it. Easy to make, just blend and pour on your salad. Serves 6

Paleo Caesar Salad

Rating: 51

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Serving Size: side salad


    For the Dressing:
  • 4-6 cloves fresh garlic
  • 2 lemons, peeled, sliced and seeded, or 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon Vitamin-C crystals (Optional for a sharp cheese flavor. Buy in supplements section of any grocery)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons nutritional yeast
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup filtered water ( or a bit more if necessary to thin at the end)
  • 1/4 cup Coconut butter (not coconut oil)
  • 2 teaspoons Just Like Sugar Table Top natural chicory root sweetener, or 1 1/2 teaspoons raw honey
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • For the Salad:
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup nuts, soaked and crisped if possible. (See All About Nuts.)
  • Optional additions:
  • 1/4 cup anchovies


  1. For the dressing: Put all dressing ingredients into any blender or food processor, except the olive oil. Mix well until smooth.
  2. Blend and pour olive oil in slowly while blending until smooth. Thin if necessary with a few tablespoons filtered water. The dressing is finished.
  3. Wash and prepare romaine leaves in large bite-sized pieces. Place them in a large salad bowl.
  4. Pour Caesar dressing over the salad and toss to coat each leaf. Sprinkle crisped nuts on top and serve. Buon appetito!


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