Dairy Free Caesar Salad

I love the simplicity of a really good caesar salad. What I don’t like is the fact that most caesar salad dressings have raw eggs and anchovies in them. I recently discovered that sunflower seeds make a great base for creamy dips and salad dressings and that is the inspiration behind this dressing.


  • 1/2 C Soaked sunflower seeds
  • 2 T Tahini
  • 3 T Lemon juice
  • 1 T Olive oil
  • 1 Clove garlic
  • 1 Tsp Miso
  • 1/2 Tsp Sea salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Kelp powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Black peppercorns
  • 1/2 Tsp Granulated garlic
  • 1 Tsp Maple syrup
  • 1/2 Cup water

In a high-speed blender or food processor, blend all ingredients until smooth.

Dairy Free Caesar Dressing

Assembling your salad

  • 1 Head of Romaine Lettuce, washed and chopped
  • Crispy Tofu
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1/2 Sweet Onion, sliced thin

In a large mixing bowl, combine the lettuce, fried tofu, sweet onion and cucumber and dress salad with a few spoonfuls of dressing and toss well. Sprinkle parmesan on top.

This dressing is so darn tasty that people won’t even know it is dairy-free.  I also found myself using this dressing as a veggie dip throughout the week. Enjoy this anchovy-free alternative to a caesar salad.

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