Restaurant Style Vegan Chicken Caesar salad

Restaurant Style Vegan Chicken Caesar salad for the win this week baby! before going vegan, this was often a salad that i ordered on the menu and let me tell you, it tastes SO much better vegan!

please welcome the newest recipe to the no sad salad series!

not only is the salad cruelty free but it honestly tastes better than what 99% of restaurants will serve you.

the dressing took me a few tries but now, it is so on point and closely resembles what you buy at the store or get at a restaurant.

no anchovies or capers involved either! you can always add capers, but i decided the dressing was better without them.

i added vegan breaded chicken slices to the salad (brand is daring) but you can use any kind of vegan meat alternative you want.

in fact, you don’t even have to add any! the salad is fantastic as is and makes a perfect appetizer or side dish.

i recommend serving Restaurant Style Vegan Chicken Caesar salad as a side dish to your main course and making it for the the ultimate summer dinner.

no Caesar salad is complete without some vegan parmesan cheese, so i highly recommend adding some!

good planet has a really good vegan parm and i buy that at sprouts. violife is another good choice and the taste is on point.

you could also get creative with the type of greens you use but for the classic recipe, i went with romaine, which happens to be my favorite.

instead of romaine, kale would be a fun option or you could do a combo of the two!

just make sure the kale is massaged in some avocado oil or EVOO beforehand to break down the fibers. that way, it’s nice and soft + easier to digest.

here’s everything you need to make Restaurant Style Vegan Chicken Caesar salad

romaine lettuce

plant based breaded chicken/ any meat alternative you want

vegan parm (pulsed mine in the food processor for a super fine texture)

vegan mayo

garlic cloves

lemon juice

white miso paste


onion powder

love a simple salad with really bold flavors because this is part of the no sad salad series after all!

if you love my Restaurant Style Vegan Chicken Caesar Salad, then try these other recipes from my blog!

Vegan Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad Pitas

Smashed Potato Kale Caesar Salad

Roasted Tofu Kale Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

Nourishing Kale Salad with Cilantro Peanut Dressing

The Best Creamy Vegan Potato Salad

Easy Veggie Pasta Salad with Tahini Dressing

Vegan Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing

Vegan Caprese Quinoa Salad

Hearty Winter Potato and Lentil Salad

Vegan Greek Village Pasta Salad

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Restaurant Style Vegan Chicken Caesar salad

Recipe by MaryCourse: Snacks


Prep time



2-5 servings depending on whether an entree or side salad + portion sizes


  • 2 bags romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup vegan parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups plant based breaded chicken
  • dressing
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp vegan mayo (used chosen)

  • juice of 1/2 lemon

  • 2 grated garlic cloves

  • 1 tbsp white miso paste

  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard

  • 1/2 tsp onion powder


  • whisk the dressing ingredients in a bowl until a smooth consistency.
  • add the romaine lettuce to a large bowl, pour 1/2 parmesan cheese on top and add the dressing.
  • mix well until the lettuce is evenly coated. then, add the vegan chicken.
  • store in the fridge in an airtight container and enjoy!

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