The Go-To Oil-Free Salad Dressing

 

Warning:

This salad dressing may create a strong desire to eat all the veggies in your home immediately.


This is the go-to salad dressing. By Beautiful Ingredient

This is the go-to salad dressing. By Beautiful Ingredient

For a beautiful yet easy salad, simply toss mixed greens with The Go-To Oil-Free Salad dressing, add chickpeas and garnishes, and enjoy!

For a beautiful yet easy salad, simply toss mixed greens with The Go-To Oil-Free Salad dressing, add chickpeas and garnishes, and enjoy!

Vegan | WFPB | Easy | Gluten-Free | Oil-Free | Refined Sugar-Free | 10 Ingredients or Less


This is the salad dressing we've been waiting for.  The kind that's super simple, is delicious without oil, and goes wonderfully with just about any veggie, grain, or bean.  Yes, it's possible!  It's the kind of dressing to store in the fridge on a regular basis so it's there for your next lunch...or snack...or dinner.  And since there's no oil, it doesn't solidify in the fridge.  Bright and basic, its flavors are satisfying for everyday use or a dressed-up special occasion.  It's become my go-to dressing and has gotten me even more excited than usual about salad season!

Toss your next salad with The Go-To Oild-Free Salad dressing, by Beautiful Ingredient

Toss your next salad with The Go-To Oild-Free Salad dressing, by Beautiful Ingredient


Just 6 ingredients:

  • medjool dates

  • filtered water

  • garlic

  • lemon

  • dijon mustard

  • salt


The Go-To Oil-Free Salad dressing adds flavor to Buddha Bowls, by Beautiful Ingredient

The Go-To Oil-Free Salad dressing adds flavor to Buddha Bowls, by Beautiful Ingredient

The Go-To Oil-Free Salad Dressing, by Beautiful Ingredient

The Go-To Oil-Free Salad Dressing, by Beautiful Ingredient

The Go-To Oil-Free Salad dressing by Beautiful Ingredient

The Go-To Oil-Free Salad dressing by Beautiful Ingredient

Lemon shines through in this dressing, thanks mostly to the zest.  The dijon is subtle, while the dates work to give the dressing balance.  This is a light yet flavorful dressing, adding lemony goodness to each bite of veggie, grain, or bean it touches.  Greens glisten, no oil necessary.  Lemony, light, and lovely.

Don't let the soak time discourage you.  It takes only a moment to stick a few dates in a jar with water and place it in the fridge for later.  I often do this at breakfast time, so that when I'm ready to use it at my next meal it's good to go and I have salad dressing in 5 minutes.

You just might find you and your family eat more veggies than ever once you make this salad dressing.  Mangia!

Make a beautiful salad easily with The Go-To Oil-Free Salad Dressing by Beautiful Ingredient.

Make a beautiful salad easily with The Go-To Oil-Free Salad Dressing by Beautiful Ingredient.


The Go-To Oil-Free Salad Dressing Recipe

Vegan | WFPB | Easy | Gluten-Free | Oil-Free | Refined Sugar-Free | 10 Ingredients or Less

The Go-To Oil-Free Salad dressing by Beautiful Ingredient

The Go-To Oil-Free Salad dressing by Beautiful Ingredient

YIELD:  About 14 ounces
SOAK TIME:  At least two hours
PREP TIME:  5 minutes

RECIPE CATEGORY:  Salad
PRIMARY TOOLS:  A blender
COOKING METHOD: Blending

Note: Kitchen times are approximate and will depend on various factors, like your personal kitchen speed and how many hands you have working with you. Cooking can become a centering experience that brings family together. I hope you enjoy the ride!

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This recipe also goes well with:

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So easy to make, so easy to love, this lemony salad dressing will keep you going back for more veg! by Beautiful INgredient

So easy to make, so easy to love, this lemony salad dressing will keep you going back for more veg! by Beautiful INgredient

Author's Note:  This may be a thinner dressing than you're used to, since there's no oil or cream.  It's just a little different, and quickly flavors veggies, beans and grains.  I find the flavor to be well-balanced and not too concentrated without the oil and cream.  You can always add some oil or plant milk if you'd prefer, but I hope you try it as-is first!  You might be pleasantly surprised.