Whole30 + Keto Caesar Salad Dressing (Dairy Free!)
Whole30 + Keto Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe + Video – a low carb, dairy free caesar dressing! Ready in 5 minutes. Paleo, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, sugar free, clean eating, real food.
After many requests, I have finally perfected the most amazing whole30 + keto caesar salad dressing that is DAIRY FREE!
This dressing tastes so much like the real deal! Now I can enjoy a ceasar salad without upsetting my tummy!
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Whole30 + Keto Caesar Salad Dressing
This recipe comes together in just 5 minutes. You’ll make it in a mason jar with an immersion blender just like you do when you make a mayonnaise!
I add a majority of the ingredients (avocado oil, egg, anchovy paste, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, dijon mustard, nutritional yeast) to the mason jar, blend it up with my immersion blender, and within a minute the base of the dressing is done!
Dairy Free Caesar Dressing
Normally caesar dressing is made with a ton of parmesan cheese and thinned out with milk. To keep this dairy free I use nutritional yeast in place of the parmesan. It gives it a really cheesy flavor, but keeps it dairy free and is still whole30 + keto friendly!
I thin out the dressing with plain almond milk. You can use whatever dairy free milk you have on hand! Cashew milk, coconut milk or even Nutpods would be a great option too.
Watch Keto Caesar Dressing Recipe Demo (3:11 minutes)
Whole30 + Keto Caesar Salad Dressing (Dairy Free!)
- 1 cup avocado oil
- 1 large egg
- zest from 1 lemon
- juice from half a lemon, or more to taste
- 3 cloves of garlic, grated or finely minced
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 1 tablespoon anchovy paste
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- salt + pepper to taste, I do 1 teaspoon kosher salt and 1 tablespoon fresh cracked pepper
- 2-4 tablespoons plain unsweetened almond milk
- Add all the ingredients except the milk to a wide mouth pint mason jar.
- Insert your immersion blender, trapping the egg yolk at the bottom of the jar. Start the immersion blender and leave it at the bottom for 15 seconds, then slowly lift it up. The mixture will emulsify like a mayonnaise.
- Add in desired amount of almond milk to thin the dressing to your preference. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
- Will keep in the mason jar refrigerated for at least 1 week.
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22 Comments on “Whole30 + Keto Caesar Salad Dressing (Dairy Free!)”
This is the best Caesar dressing. So easy to make and so tasty.
Thank you, Janine! I am so glad you like it!
I was nervous to make this because I’ve never made my own mayo before, but it was so easy to make and DELICIOUS!! Fav new dressing/dip! Also loved your tip on insta for using a 2nd jar with soapy water to clean the immersion blender. Genius!
Oh this makes me so happy, Jamie! I am so glad you liked it! And yes, the easy cleanup makes it, right?!?!
Delicious recipe. I could eat it as a dip with carrots and celery. Yummy!
Ok, I thought I was the only one who used it as a dip Emily! LOL! You have great taste. I have also used it on sandwiches and I drizzle it on fresh tomatoes. It’s so yummy! Glad you liked it!
This dressing is so good! I love caesar dressing. It is by far my favorite dressing. I’ve been trying to find a bottled store bought one that doesn’t have a bunch of junk it and that also tastes like caesar. I haven’t found one I like, so I figured I would make my own.
I tried this dressing and I am in love! So good! As someone who is very particular about dressing you have to try this one! It tastes just like caesar.
Caesar dressing is one of my favorites too and I have never found a bottled one that tasted good Danielle. I think the secret is to make it yourself. It took some recipe testing, but I was so happy when I finally got it just right. So glad you enjoyed it.
I love this recipe! I make it probably 2 times a week.
I can’t have milk so I was avoiding real ceaser but this tasted the same! My husband refuses to eat salad but with this he loves salad.
It’s also good mixed with chicken and dipped with crackers!!
I’ve been sharing the recipe with everyone.
Thank you so much
I am so happy you like my caesar salad dressing Gina. I love that your husband isn’t a fan of salad, but likes this! Wow! That is such a compliment. I have tried it mixed with chicken but now I can’t wait to try it with crackers! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I really appreciate it!
So simple and delicious! Thank you for sharing!
I am so glad you liked my caesar dressing Linda. I love to hear that it was simple to make and delicious. That is what I strive for with all my recipes!
This is by far the best Caesar dressing I’ve made and it was super easy to do.
Yeah! I am so happy to hear you liked my caesar dressing Janine! I love to hear that it was easy to make and your favorite. Thank you so much for the feedback, I really appreciate it!
I was nervous about making this homemade Caesar dressing, but I was surprised how easy it was….and SO delicious! This is going to be a new staple in my fridge!!
I am so happy you liked my caesar dressing recipe Tamie! I too was surprised at how easy it is to make. I don’t think I will ever buy bottled dressing again.
I don’t have an immersion blender. Could I use a regular blender? Food processor?
I haven’t recipe tested it in a blender or food processor but I think it would work Carol. I think the blender would probably work best. I sure hope it turns out well for you!
I was skeptical about this dressing because I’m a die hard believer that “if it doesn’t have anchovy, it’s not real Caesar dressing.” I had to try this because of the caper aspect (and because there’s so much added junk in bottled dressings and I’ve recently learned I can’t do wheat/gluten). Anyway, this TASTES LIKE CAESAR DRESSING!!! I can’t believe how delicious it is and it makes me excited to eat salad (Italian type dressings get REALLY boring). I’m pairing the Caesar salad with the eggplant parmesan in about 30 minutes and I am actually excited about eating dinner tonight. Your site has become my new go-to for non-junk low-carb meals. THANK YOU.
Thank you so much for your very nice comments Delaney! You just made my day! I am so happy you liked my salad dressing. I am glad I am not the only person who gets excited for salads when I have a yummy dressing to look forward to. Sounds like you are in for a real treat tonight and are going to have the yummiest dinner.
Thanks, so glad you liked it!