5 Oil-Free Vegan Salad Dressings

Raw Vegan Caesar Dressing:

Traditional Caesar dressing recipes contain raw egg yolks, anchovies or lots of oil/mayonnaise. But this recipe is a healthy version, oil-free and dairy-free. The most important thing is that this dressing has the same taste as traditional Cesar dressing.

  • 1/2 heaping cup raw pine nuts (73 g, you can sub cashews if necessary)
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 Tsp. raw agave (don’t omit, this balances out the acidity of the lemon juice)
  • 3 Tbsp. nutritional yeast flakes
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • 1/2 Tsp. dried parsley
  • 1/4 cup + 3 Tbsp. water
  • 1/2 Tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp. fine sea salt

Put all ingredients into the blender or food processor and blend until very smooth and creamy. Place in the fridge to chill for about 30 minutes. It will be perfect for salads then as it gets well chilled and thickens up some.

Creamy Balsamic Dressing:

This dressing is a mixture of sweet, sour and salty taste. It is oil-free and doesn’t contain refined sugar or preservatives. Only ingredients which are good for you! So, let’s we start.

  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. oil-free hummus
  • 1/4 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 1/4 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions: Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Serve or store in a sealed container in the fridge.

 Avocado Dressing

Avocado Oil-Free Vegan salad Dressing

Avocados are creamy, thick, rich and have a delicate flavor. This makes them perfect base for a dressing.

  • 1 large avocado
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • 1 large clove of garlic
  • 1 handful of broccoli florets
  • 3 Kalamata olives
  • 1 Tbsp. all natural maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard
  • 1/8 cup of nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1/2 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions: Scrape the avocado flesh into a small bowl and mash well. Add in all the other ingredients. Blend in a high-speed blender or food processor until smooth.

Curried Almond Dressing

Curried Almond Dressing has very subtle curry flavor in a creamy, slightly sweet base. This is also ideal dressing for Kale-slaw.Oil-free vegan dressing

  • 1⁄2 cup raw almonds
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup water (or more to thin as needed)
  • 1 very small clove garlic
  • 1 Tsp. freshly grated ginger
  • 1⁄2 Tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1⁄2 Tsp. sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper (optional)
  • 1⁄8 Tbsp. curry powder, or more to taste

Directions: Blender all ingredients until very smooth. Add additional curry to taste, and additional water to thin as desired.

Creamy Italian Salad Dressing

Creamy Italian salad dressing is frugal, dairy-free, nut-free, gluten-free, and oil-free. This dressing is a perfect idea for people who are allergic to nuts.

  • 1½ cup cooked white beans, drain and rinse if using canned (I cooked great Northern beans)
  • ½ cup (to 1 cup) water
  • 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ Tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 Tsp. dried parsley
  • 1½ Tsp. onion powder
  • 1 Tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 Tsp. sea salt (optional)

Directions: Warm beans slightly and put them into a blender with all other ingredients and process well. Add more water or fresh lemon juice if necessary.