Vegan Salad Dressings

Salads are a great summer meal for a Gluten Free Vegan — but without a good salad dressing, a salad can be short of great.

Frustrated with the options available in the stores, I resorted to making my own dressing.  Actually, this is a short cut dressing — not complete homemade.  But I and my husband (along with others) love it.

Before I was Gluten Free and Vegan, Ranch was my favorite dressing, so I wanted something creamy.  Here is what I came up with:

  • Fill a pint jar about 3/4 full with GRAPESEED OIL VEGENAISE (we are a soy free — or as close as we can get to soy-free — household, so prefer the grapeseed variety of vegenaise)
  • Add about 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • Add about 2 tablespoons of Coconut Aminos
  • Mix in your favorite seasoning.  I like to add lots of herbs, onion, garlic, spinach flakes etc.
  • Shake well.  If mixture is too thick, thin with a bit of water of milk substitute.   Mixture tends to thicken up in the refrigerator.

I have used this dressing on nearly ALL the salads I make whether they are leaf lettuce based salads or just mixed veggies.  It has always been a big hit at potlucks — even for non-vegan eaters!

For more Vegan salad dressings, check on the 25 recipes compiled by the Raw Vegan Power website.

The list here includes the following recipes:

  1. Crunchy Green Salad with Lime Avocado DressingSalad 6
  2. Creamy Tri-Pepper Dressing
  3. Raw Ranch Dressing
  4. Raw Red Pepper Caesar Salad Dressing
  5. Raw Vegan Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing
  6. SRV SuperHero Stacker with Lemon-Chia Dressing
  7. Creamy Tahini Dressing
  8. Almond Ginger Dressing
  9. Spring Salad with Italian Herb Dressing
  10. Creamy Herb Dressing
  11. 3 ingredient pink dressing
  12. Mango mustard dressing recipe
  13. Ranch Dressing or Dip
  14. Avocado Cilantro Dressing
  15. Raw, Vegan Ranch Dressing Recipe
  16. Fresh Dill Salad Dressing
  17. Vegan Ranch Dressing Made from Cashews
  18. Raw Vegan Roma Tomato and Tahini Dressing
  19. Raw and Vegan Creamy Salad Dressing Recipe
  20. Cherimoya Ranch Dressing
  21. Raw Spinach Walnut Dressing Sauce
  22. Vegan and Almost Raw Caesar Salad Dressing
  23. Yeast Free Basil and Garlic Salad Dressing
  24. Lemongrass Dressing
  25. Creamy Lemony Garlicky Salad Dressing

Do you have a favorite Vegan Salad Dressing recipe you would like to share with us? 

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2 Comments

  1. Comment by Laura:

    Hi! ust looked at the ingredients online and Grape Seed Oil Veganaise has soy: •Ingredients: (vegan, gluten free, dairy free) Expeller-Pressed Grapeseed Oil, Filtered Water, Brown Rice Syrup, Apple Cider Vinegar, Non-GMO Soy Protein, Sea Salt, Mustard Flour, Lemon Juice Concentrate. Contains: Soy
    http://store.followyourheart.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=02016&Show=TechSpecs

    Maybe you know of a different brand?

    • Comment by Sandy:

      Unfortunately Laura, this is the closest we could find that was both vegan and (almost) soy free. Sorry that I did not make that clearer in my post as we have tried very hard to find a good substitute, and this was the best we could come up with. Most vegan mayo is based with soy — a least this one, soy is near the bottom of the list (and it is non-GMO)!

      If you happen to find one, please share with us!

      Sandy

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