Vegan Caesar Salad

A vegan twist on everyone’s favorite salad

Caesar Salad has always been one of my favorite spring and summer foods and one I have missed a lot since going vegan. I’ve tried plant based versions in quite a few restaurants and it never hit quite the spot.

After experimenting over the last year I have finally managed to find a recipe that comes VERY close to the original. It has a few ingredients that might not be so easy to find, but if you check the notes I will give you replacements for all of those.

If you don’t feel like having just a salad I highly recommend mixing all ingredients in a bowl and wrapping them in a tortilla for a caesar chicken wrap.

Vegan Caesar Salad

Course: Starter, Main, SaladCuisine: American, VeganDifficulty: Easy


Prep time




  • For the Dressing
  • 3 heaped tbsp vegan Mayonnaise

  • 2tsp Dijon Mustard

  • 2tsp No Fish Sauce

  • 1 Clove of Garlic, minced

  • 1-2 tbspLemon Juice (Depending on how tangy your mayo is)

  • 1/2 tsp Salt

  • For the Salad
  • 1 Head of Lettuce

  • 2 Tomatoes

  • 1/2 Cucumber

  • 2 Cups Croutons

  • (Optional) 2 tbsp vegan Parmesan

  • For the vegan Chicken
  • 2 Cups soy chunks

  • 2 tbsp Liquid Smoke

  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce


  • Vegan Chicken
  • Soak the soy chunks in veggie stock for 15 minutes, then squeeze and marinade in a bowl with liquid smoke and soy sauce
  • Fry the vegan chicken off in a pan with a little oil until its crispy
  • For the Dressing
  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Depending on your brand of Mayo, you might need to add a little water to get the right consistency.
  • For the Salad
  • Chop lettuce, cucumber and tomatoes
  • Arrange the veggies in a bowl and top with vegan chicken and croutons
  • Add the Caesar Dressing
  • (Optional) Sprinkle with vegan parmesan


  • If you can’t find vegan fish sauce, you can add a little ground up nori sheet instead
  • Instead of the soy chunks you can also use any other vegan chicken alternative or even use roasted and spiced chickpeas for a healthier alternative

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