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vegan caesar salad in a serving bowl and two side salad bowls

Vegan Caesar Salad

  • Author: Verna
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 Servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This is the best Vegan Caesar Salad recipe! Dressed in a restaurant-worthy, nut free vegan Caesar salad dressing, every bite of this easy salad is irresistibly creamy, comforting, and garlicky.


  • 1 large head of romaine lettuce

For Croutons:

  • 2 slices of bread, regular or gluten free

  • vegan butter 

  • pinch of salt and pepper

  • pinch of granulated garlic

For Caesar Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup of vegan mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon garlic, slightly heaped and finely chopped, about 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained and finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon white miso, I use Shiro Miso

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon vegan Worcestershire sauce or 1 teaspoon brine from jar of capers

  • 2 teaspoons nutritional yeast

  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 

  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic (powder)

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper


  1. Croutons: Preheat oven to 350°, lightly butter two pieces of bread on both sides. Sprinkle one side of each piece of bread with a little salt, pepper and granulated garlic. Cut the bread into slices then into 3/4 to 1 inch cubes. Spread onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 12-14 minutes until crispy, stirring halfway. Remove from oven and cool completely on baking sheet.
  2. For dressing: Finely chop the garlic. Finely chop and or smash the capers with a fork. Add both to a small bowl with the rest of dressing ingredients. Whisk to combine and set aside in the fridge until needed (dressing is even better the next day!).
  3. Romaine lettuce: chop into bite size pieces, add to a bowl of cold water to rinse. Drain and dry the lettuce in a salad spinner, and add to a large salad bowl, refrigerate until needed.
  4. Assemble salad:  Pour the dressing evenly over the lettuce. Add the croutons and toss the salad with tongs. Garnish with some fresh cracked pepper and vegan parmesan if you like.
  5. Enjoy! Serve immediately and enjoy. For photos, Tips, suggestions and more see above post.


  • To Store: Dressing will keep in an airtight jar in the fridge for up to a week. I don't recommend freezing it.

This post has been updated. It was originally published August 2019. the recipe itself is unchaged.

  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Category: Salads
  • Method: mixing bowl
  • Cuisine: American, Canadian

Keywords: vegan caesar salad, vegan caesar dressing