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Vegan Caesar Salad

This Vegan Caesar Salad is easy to make with fresh lettuce, kale, avocados and a creamy homemade dressing and is the ultimate healthy side dish. It's topped off with crunchy nuts and seeds for a restaurant-worthy salad that's done in 20 minutes! Gluten-free, low carb, paleo, keto and Whole30 compliant.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword caesar salad recipe, homemade salad dressing, vegan caesar dressing, vegan dressing, vegan salad, vegan salad dressing, vegan salad recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 320 kcal
Author Kelly


For the Salad

  • 4 cups romaine lettuce washed, dried and torn into bite-sized chunks
  • 4 cups chopped kale
  • 1 cup chopped lettuce
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
  • 2 avocados

For the Dressing

  • 3/4 cup cashews
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tsp capers
  • 1/4 tsp salt

For the Optional Topping

  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 2 tbsp a mix of sunflower seeds and hemp seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley OR chives


  1. Place rinsed and chopped kale in a bowl with oil. Massage for a few minutes in your hands until darkened in color and soft.

    Top view of chopped kale in a clear bowl on a grey background
  2. Make the dressing by placing all the ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

  3. Cut avocados into large chunks and add to the kale along with the dressing and mix well.

  4. Add optoinal toasted pine nuts, seeds and fresh herbs. Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Caesar Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 320 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 10g20%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.