Avocado Caesar Salad Dressing (Dairy Free + Egg Free)

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Love caesar salad dressing but not always crazy about eating raw egg?

I feel you.

I love a classic caesar, but for everyday, I actually prefer this avocado based dressing.  It’s bright, creamy, tart, and delicious.  Best of all it comes together in minutes and will keep for up to a week in the fridge.

It’s become a staple in my kitchen for a reason.


“what else can I use?”

  • Both anchovies and anchovy paste can be used in this dressing.  If you’re using paste, about a teaspoon should be great.
  • If you don’t want to use anchovy, the flavor will change, but it’ll still be a delicious dressing.  Use a bit more salt and lemon to taste.
  • Sometimes I throw about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of fresh parmesan in the dressing when I fancy it.

You’ll grow to love this healthy, creamy avocado caesar salad dressing as much as the original, if not more.  I love it on everything from salads to chicken burrito bowls and a dip for fresh veggies.  Enjoy!

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Avocado Caesar Salad Dressing

This dairy-free avocado caesar dressing is made with an avocado base and is thick, creamy, and everything you love about traditional caesar.
Prep: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cup


  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted peeled and halved
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 anchovies, or 1 tsp. anchovy paste
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 tbsp water


  • Add all ingredients to a high speed blender, only using 4 Tbsp of water initially.
  • Blend, scraping the sides as needed, until smooth.
  • Continue to add water, 1 tbsp at a time, until the consistency you'd like is reached.
  • This will oxidize a bit with time, but keeps in the fridge up to one week.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 cup
Keyword: avocado, salad dressing
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  1. 5 stars
    I am trying to avoid eggs but live Cesar dressing so this recipe is a delicious substitution. I also use it as a sandwich spread.