HEALTHY VEGAN & OIL FREE SALAD DRESSINGS | quick + easy recipes



Homemade salad dressings don’t have to be boring and they certainly don’t have to have dairy or oil. In this video, I share three dairy-free, vegan and oil-free recipes that are based on whole foods like nuts and seeds.

These salad dressings can also be used for dressing grain bowls, roasted veggies and also dipping. Let’s get started!

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Detailed recipes below.

Hempseed dressing

Ingredients:

1/2 cup hemp hearts
1/2 cup filtered chilled water
Juice of two medium lemons
Zest of one medium lemon
1 clove of garlic (use garlic powder if you don’t like the taste of raw garlic)
15-20 fresh mint leaves
1 tsp onion powder
salt + pepper to taste

Blend all the ingredients except the mint until smooth. Add the mint and blend until you get the desired consistency. Taste and adjust seasonings. Add more water if necessary to get the consistency you want.

Note: The dressing tastes better when it’s chilled. If you use room temperature water for blending, the dressing may taste a bit off as it warms up. Chill it, then taste and adjust the seasoning in that case.

Red pepper dressing

Ingredients:

2 roasted red bell peppers
4 tbsp of tahini (the runny kind)
Juice of 1 medium lemon
2 garlic cloves (use garlic powder if you don’t like the taste of raw garlic)
1/2 tsp cumin powder
salt + pepper to taste
Chilled filtered water as needed to thin out the dressing

Blend all the ingredients until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings. Add more water if necessary to get the consistency you want. I didn’t add any water to mine.

Note: The dressing tastes better when it’s chilled. If you use room temperature water for blending, the dressing may taste a bit off. Chill it, then taste and adjust the seasoning in that case.

Cashew dressing

Ingredients:

1/2 cup raw cashews
1/2 cup chilled, filtered water
Juice of 1 lime
Zest of 1/2 lime
1/2 tbsp tamari
2 Thai red chillies (the small ones – I used the seeds inside as well for heat)
1/2 tsp grated ginger
1 small clove of garlic (use garlic powder if you don’t like the taste of raw garlic)
3-4 leaves of cilantro
1 tbsp maple syrup (optional – but really brings the flavours together so I highly recommend a touch of natural sweetener to round out the flavours)
salt + pepper to taste

Soak the cashews overnight in some water in a bowl – place the bowl in the fridge. Use enough water to completely cover the cashews and allow for expansion of the cashews. Drain the cashews the next day.

Blend all the ingredients until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings. Add more water if necessary to get the consistency you want.

Note: The dressing tastes better when it’s chilled. If you use room temperature water for blending, the dressing may taste a bit off as it may get a bit too warm. Chill it, then taste and adjust the seasoning in that case.

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To good health!

♥Ria

(Evidence-based Holistic Nutritionist)

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  • I'm planning on doing a few more recipe videos in the upcoming months. Which recipe video do you want to see next? Type A, B or C below!

    A. 3 ingredient healthy desserts
    B. Instant pot curries
    C. Make-ahead breakfast ideas