Oil-Free Vegan Caesar Dressing – Using White Beans

Oil-Free Caesar Dressing – Healthy, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Plant-Based Salad Recipe with Creamy White Cannellini Beans

Easy |  Servings: 12  |  Ready In: 5 minutes |  Yield: 1 1/2 cups

Here is an easy, oil-free recipe for Creamy Caesar Dressing. Creamy white cannellini beans create rich texture and healthy vegan protein in this healthy salad dressing.  Based on traditional Caesar flavors, this gets a plant-based, dairy-free twist with ingredients like nutritional yeast, Dijon mustard, and vegan Worcestershire.  Enjoy this low-calorie, low-fat dressing on crisp Romaine lettuce with toasted whole wheat croutons.


  • 1 (15-oz) can white cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon white Miso paste
  • 2 tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vegan Worcestershire
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup – 1/2 cup water, as needed

How it’s Done

To make the Oil-Free Vegan White Bean Caesar Dressing:  Combine all ingredients in a blender.  Puree until smooth.  Add more water, if needed, to reach a pourable consistency. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Yield: 1 1/2 cups

Chef Katie’s Tips

Canned Bean Tip:  Always drain and thoroughly rinse canned beans before using.  This removes any of the canned flavor and makes them more digestible.

Umami Flavor: The miso and nutritional yeast provide healthy, plant-based “umami” flavor, replacing the egg yolks, anchovy, and Parmesan cheese that are used in a traditional Caesar dressing.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/12 of a recipe (about 2 tablespoons)

Calories 29.17
Calories From Fat (6%) 1.82
% Daily Value

  • Total Fat 0.22g <1%
  • Saturated Fat 0.03g <1%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 88.89mg 4%
  • Potassium 94.78mg 3%
  • Total Carbohydrates 4.93g 2%
  • Fiber 1.41g 6%
  • Sugar 0.31g
  • Protein 2.35g 5%
  • Calcium 1.62mg <1%
  • Iron 15.4mg 86%
  • Vitamin A 33.23IU <1%
  • Vitamin C 0.01mg <1%

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