Vegan Blue Cheese Dressing Alternative


Do you remember a few months ago, when I shared an amazing Vegan Pad Thai Recipe from The PlantPure Kitchen? That fresh and vibrant plant-based meal made me look forward to Meatless Mondays! But Kim Campbell’s new cookbook is about more than amazing entrees. In fact, my favorite thing about it is all of the flavor-focused recipes, like this vegan blue cheese dressing alternative!

Vegan Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe - the wholesome dairy-free Blue Cheez Dressing from PlantPure Kitchen by Kim Campbell

I love condiments. And The PlantPure Kitchen, has a whole chapter dedicated to Dressings and Sauces. It contains Caesar Dressing, Carrot Ginger Dressing, Creamy Horseradish Sauce, Hollandaise Sauce, plus so much more. And beyond that boisterous chapter, there are unique recipes for hummus, salsa, and other sauces throughout.

To give you a creamy sampling, Kim has graciously shared her Blue Cheez Dressing recipe with us. Just one drizzle and you’ll be back for more!

Vegan Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe - the wholesome dairy-free Blue Cheez Dressing from PlantPure Kitchen by Kim Campbell

Special Diet Notes: Vegan Blue Cheese Dressing

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.

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Vegan Blue Cheez Dressing
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This recipe is also in The PlantPure Nation Cookbook, but that version requires a sub-recipe of Tofu-Cashew Mayonnaise. I’ve simplified it here by incorporating the ingredients from the mayonnaise into the recipe. The secret ingredient that makes this so close to a real blue cheese dressing is the tahini, for the uniquely sharp flavor of blue cheese. Our family and friends love this recipe!
Serves: ¾ cup
  • 2 tablespoons raw cashews
  • 4 ounces extra-firm tofu
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons agave nectar or maple syrup
  • 1½ teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • ¾ teaspoon white vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions or fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup crumbled extra-firm tofu
  1. Combine all the dressing ingredients in a high-powered blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Fold in the green onion and crumbled tofu toppings.
  3. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
This Vegan Blue Cheez Dressing recipe was reprinted with permissions from The PlantPure Kitchen: 130 Mouthwatering, Whole Food Recipes and Tips for a Plant-Based Life by Kim Campbell. The photo is by Colin Campbell.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. Does anyone know what I could substitute the cashews for? I am highly allergic. I’m allergic to milk, soy, wheat, eggs, nuts (both tree nuts and non tree nuts), legumes, shellfish

  2. Sari Kavanen-joseph on

    Hi! I am nuts about cheese and find very difficult to find any vegan cheese recepies without nuts as my son has a peanut allergy ….can you help? Can I use something else to replace the cashews? Thank you

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  4. Tasty, but lemon flavor was a bit strong. Probably 2 TBSP would be plenty of lemon juice. Otherwise, excellent!

  5. I am SO happy I came across this recipe! I’ve been craving some sort of creamy, cheesy type of cashew dressing, and this is PERFECT. I’m doubling the ingredients and making it tonight.

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