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Jar of Vegan Italian Pepperoncini Dressing

Vegan Italian Pepperoncini Dressing

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  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10-15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 20 Minutes
  • Yield: 3/4 Cups 1x
  • Category: Dressing
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Diet: Vegan


Creamy, bold and herbaceous, this Vegan Italian Pepperoncini Dressing is all about those deliciously tangy pepperoncini peppers.



Dressing Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup [raw] cashews *
  • ¼ cup + 3 Tablespoons red wine vinegar (+/-)
  • 1 Tablespoon white miso *
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice (+/-)
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon pepperoncini brine (+/-) *
  • 1 Tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons to ½ cup pepperoncini slices (+/-) *

Dressing Spice/Herb Ingredients:

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil (+/-)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano (+/-)
  • pinch to ¾ teaspoon sea salt (+/-) *


  1. Place the cashews into a small bowl, cover with boiling water, allow to sit for 15 minutes, then drain off the water (discard).
  2. In the meantime, place all the Dressing Spice/Herb Ingredients (except the basil and oregano) into a small bowl, whisk, set aside.
  3. After 15 minutes, place the soaked and drained cashews into a high-speed blender along with all the remaining Dressing Ingredients and the Dressing Spice/Herb Mix (no basil or oregano), blend on high until smooth and emulsified. Taste test and adjust as needed.
  4. Then pulse in the basil and oregano for a quick pulse, do not blend. Allow to sit for 5 minutes for the flavors to marry.  Serve and enjoy!


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used. 

*Sea Salt:  Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.   

*Servings:  Makes about ¾ cup