April 13, 2023

Plant-Based Caesar Dressing

You need this Whole30 Plant-Based Caesar Dressing. It’s vegan, egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free. Plus, it’s so creamy and good! 

This dressing is easy to make, as it uses mayo for the base. We use our Homemade Plant-Based Whole30 Mayo recipe as the base. You can also use any compatible store-bought vegan mayo you choose. Primal Kitchen offers a Whole30 Approved vegan mayo option here

Using mayo as the base not only makes this creamy but full of healthy fats that will help keep you satiated and full. Healthy fats are an essential part of the Whole30 meal template. You can find the Plant-Based Whole30 meal template here.

Making your own plant-based dressings can be budget-friendly. Also, this one only takes 5 minutes to make, once you have mayo. Even if you are making your own may for this recipe, in 15 minutes, you have a creamy, easy Plant-Based Caesar Dressing. Look at you go!

This recipe makes a thick, flavorful base. Instead of using anchovies for the Caesar flavor, we make it rich with flavor by using mayo, hummus, lemon juice, juice from a bottle of capers, dijon mustard, garlic powder, pepper, and salt. Once you have that creamy base, use soy milk (or other dairy-free milk of choice) to thin it down to your desired consistency.

What are capers?

Capers are immature, unripened green buds from a caper bush. It is most often associated with Mediterranean cuisine. We use the juice for this recipe to help give a flavorful tanginess. They are usually found in the condiment aisle by the olives.

A great sauce can make all the difference!

We love using this dressing to make our Plant-Based Caesar Bowl. Want more Plant-Based sauces? Here are some other Plant-Based Whole30 options we love!

Plant-Based Caesar Dressing

Plant Based Whole30 Caesar Dressing
Recipe author: Autumn Michaelis

Plant-Based Caesar Dressing

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 cup compatible plant-based mayo
  • 1/4 cup plain hummus
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp juice from a jar of capers
  • 1 heaping tsp compatible Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • soy milk to desired consistency


  • MAKE Caesar dressing by combining all the dressing ingredients except the soy milk. Whisk until smooth. Add soy milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is achieved.
  • STORE in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Dressing is typically good until the expiration date of the mayo used as the base, usually 2-3 weeks.
Autumn Michaelis wearing an apron and holding a bowl of fresh salad smiling at the camera.

Autumn Michaelis

Autumn Michaelis is an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, with a B.S. in Exercise Science from BYU. Though exercise was her first love in the health world, nutrition has become her passion. She created the blog Wholefoodfor7, sharing easy and budget-friendly Whole30, Paleo, and gluten-free + dairy-free recipes for families. In August 2022, Autumn released the newest Whole30 Endorsed cookbook, Whole Food for Your Family. She is mom to 5 boys (yes 5!) and when not in the kitchen can be found adventuring, hiking, and tearing up the dance floor.