Vegetarian Caesar salad dressing
January 25, 2009 2:48 PM   Subscribe

Can anyone recommend a good bottled vegetarian Caesar salad dressing?

I used to love Caesar salad but every time I try a new anchovy-free version, it ends up in the trash. Making my own is, unfortunately, not a realistic option, as my culinary skills are on a level with a three year old's.
posted by Morrigan to Food & Drink (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I don't think it's really possible to get a really caesary-caesar without a fish product of some sort. So much of the flavor of a caesar dressing is from the anchovies. As far as vegetarian ones Ive tried, I really kind of like Annie's, but I have to assume you've trashed that one already, since it's the only anchovy free dressing most places have and it's not very caesary.

A three year old could totally manage to make caesar dressing. I would try replacing the anchovies in a normal caesar recipe with some dulse, or even ground nori if it's all I had. The seaweed will give that nice oceany-umami that would normally come from the anchovies.
posted by piedmont at 3:15 PM on January 25, 2009

Trader Joe's (refrigerated) caesar dressing - low cal, no chemical after taste, good taste.
posted by unclezeb at 3:18 PM on January 25, 2009

I've recently discovered and really enjoy Briannas Homestyle Asiago Caesar Dressing. It's quite caesar-y for not having anchovies!
posted by crunchtopmuffin at 6:27 PM on January 25, 2009

Follow Your Heart makes a tasty near-Caesar. I'm not a vegetarian, but I go out of my way for it.
posted by lekvar at 1:35 AM on January 26, 2009

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