Vegan Caesar Salad made with raw cashews, Dijon, lemon juice and garlic.
Yield: 6 servings
4.5 from 8 votes

Vegan Caesar Salad

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
This Vegan Caesar Salad is delicious! The Caesar Salad dressing is made with raw cashews to make it creamy along with lemon juice, Dijon, garlic and capers.


  • 2 slices whole-grain bread (or gluten-free bread, 2 oz total*)
  • ½ garlic clove
  • Extra-virgin olive oil spray
  • 3 heads romaine lettuce
  • 2 radishes (sliced paper-thin)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 2 teaspoons capers (drained)
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Lemon wedges (for serving)
  • ¼ cup microgreens (optional)
  • Pinches of red pepper flakes (optional)

For the Vegan Caesar Dressing

  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons capers (drained)
  • ½ cup water
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Rub the bread slices with the cut side of the garlic clove and slice the bread into cubes.
  • Spritz the bread cubes with olive oil and bake until crispy, 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Make the dressing: In a high-speed blender, place the cashews, garlic, lemon juice, mustard, capers, water, and a few grinds of black pepper. Blend until creamy.
  • Preheat a grill or grill pan to high.
  • Slice the romaine heads in half lengthwise, then drizzle with a bit of olive oil and pinches of salt and pepper.
  • Grill the romaine, cut-side down, until char marks form, 1 to 2 minutes. Gently flip the romaine and grill for 2 minutes more.
  • Assemble the salads with the grilled romaine and a drizzle of the dressing.
  • Top with the radishes, chives, capers, and croutons.
  • Sprinkle with the hemp seeds, microgreens, and red pepper flakes, if using.
  • Serve with the lemon wedges and the remaining dressing on the side.


*Omit for low-carb and whole30.
Dressing only for 6 servings. Freestyle Points: 2, Points +: 2
69 calories, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1.0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 70mg, Carbohydrates: 4.5g, Fiber: 0.5g, Sugar: 0.5g, Protein: 2g


Serving: 1wedge, Calories: 123kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 10mg, Fiber: 2.5g, Sugar: 2g
Freestyle Points: 3
Points +: 2