Ready to get started with your healthy whole food plant-based life but not sure how the heck you're supposed to make salad dressing without oil? I hear you because I was you! The good news is, it's actually super easy to make oil-free salad dressing, even vinaigrette!
How to Make A Quick Simple Oil-Free Vinaigrette:
- 3 Tablespoons of balsamic vinegar or apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp yellow mustard brown or spicy
- 2 teaspoons of low sodium Tamari
- 2 tsp maple or date syrup
- 1 cloves garlic, minced (or more for a punch!)
- 2 Tablespoons of water
- sea salt and pepper to taste
- Optional: a pinch of thyme
5 More Delicious and Oil-Free WFPB Salad Dressing Recipes
This creamy oil-free vegan salad dressing takes just 5 minutes to make. Sold? I thought so. But wait until you taste it! Our MamaSezz team loves it best on a raw vegan salad dressing made with equal parts arugula, spinach, and basil, but it's also the perfect vegan baked potato topping so do what sounds good!
Want to jazz up your salad AND boost your gut health? This oil-free miso tahini salad dressing is made with two fermented foods, apple cider vinegar and miso paste, which makes for a tangy and immunity-boosting salad dressing.
Another immunity-boosting oil-free salad dressing, this creamy and sweet recipe is loaded with vitamin C! Toss it with your favorite salad or use it as a spread on vegan sandwiches. My favorite way to enjoy this salad dressing? Douses on our vegan Mama's Burger or drizzled on the MamaSezz Quinoa Stack.
Jane Esselstyn's classic recipe proves once and for all you don’t need olive oil to make a delicious balsamic vinaigrette. We love this one because it's not only delicious but so easy to make. Just whisk up 3 Tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, 2 Tablespoons of Dijon mustard, and 1 Tablespoon of maple syrup (or date syrup). And voila — the easiest oil-free dressing recipe out there.
We love to dress it up with a bit of garlic powder and a pinch of dried or fresh basil and oregano. Or add a bit of nutritional yeast to add a savory twist. Make it your own!
5. Creamy Avocado Dressing
Avocado lovers, rejoice! Your favorite fruit can be used to make an oil-free vegan dressing. Great way to take your salads, Buddha bowls, or your MamaSezz Black Bean Bowl to the next level of delish. P.S. this dressing also pairs wonderfully drizzled on grilled corn on the cob.
To make, simply blend together 1 ripe avocado, 3 Tablespoons minced fresh cilantro, juice, and zest of 1 lime, 1/2 cup of water, 1 Tablespoon maple syrup, a pinch of sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste.
You've got this! You’ll soon find you prefer oil-free dishes.
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Caroline is a plant-based chef, recipe designer, and whole food plant-based nutrition educator, with a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.