Out with Caesar!

If you are looking to replace the mayonnaise, cheese and anchovy fat and cholesterol bomb that is Caesar dressing with something substantially more health friendly, this will fill the bill.

As it is written it is very garlicky. I happen to like it. If you aren’t a fan of strong garlic flavor, reduce the garlic by half and add more after you taste test.


  • 3 Tablespoons tahini
  • 3-4 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic (can sub 3-4 finely chopped cloves)
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • ¼ cup lemon juice (more if you like lemon flavor as much as I do)
  • 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon capers (optional)

Combine all ingredients and whisk well. I use my immersion blender if I’m making a large batch. Thin if needed with water, the liquid from the capers or more lemon juice, depending on your taste preference. If you want it thicker, add a bit more nutritional yeast.

Works well over no-tuna salad if you don’t have time to make the “mayo” for it.

This can be used immediately but it is better the next day. Will keep in the fridge for 10-14 days. Although I’ve never had it last that long.

Dr Robyn is a former competitive volleyball player turned psychologist with continuing education in nutrition. Russ is a former competitive bodybuilder and trainer on the Mr. Olympia Tour. They are the co-founders of Whole Food Muscle and the authors of How to Feed a Human The Whole Food Muscle Way. To work with them one on one to improve your health and fitness or to have them speak at your event or organization email them at Health@RnRJourney.com.