Simple Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

Enjoy these delicious healthy salad dressing recipes to spruce up the basic salad. Use on greens, grains, taco’s, or drizzle on soups and stews. Store in Mason jar and use all week! Blend ingredients using whisk, blender, or immersion blender. Enjoy and let me know your favorites.

Easy Vinaigrette

1 cup Oil                                        (olive, avocado, grapeseed, sesame (less))

¼ cup vinegar                             (coconut or apple cider vinegar or lemon juice)

¼ t sea salt                                   (or use 1 T miso paste or liquid aminos)

Creamy Italian Vinaigrette

¼ cup Oil                                     (olive, avocado, grapeseed, sesame (less))

2 T acid                                         (lemon juice, coconut or apple cider vinegar)

1 tomato

1 clove garlic

1 t fresh basil

½ t dried oregano

1 t sweetener                                (coconut nectar)

½ t sea salt                                  (or use 1 T miso paste or liquid aminos)

Creamy Cashew Dressing

1 cup cashews                               (cashews, sunflower seeds)

2 T lemon juice                            (coconut or apple cider vinegar or lemon juice)

½ t sea salt

½ cup water                                  (more or less to get right consistency)

Creamy Ranch dressing

1 cup cashews                               (cashews, sunflower seeds)

2 T lemon juice                            (coconut or apple cider vinegar or lemon juice)

½ t sea salt

½ cup water                                  (more or less to get right consistency)

½ t each of garlic and onion powder

1 T each fresh herbs of parsley, dill (pulse in after rest of ingredients are blended)

1 t sweetener                                (coconut nectar)

Asian Dressing

¼ cup vinegar                                (rice, coconut or apple cider vinegar)

1 T toasted sesame oil

¾ cup oil                                        (1 olive, avocado, grapeseed)

2 T liquid aminos                           (or healthy soy sauce)

1/8 cup nut butter                        (sunflower, almond, peanut butter or miso)

Optional:

1 inch ginger root, grated

1 clove garlic

Mustard Dressing

¼ cup vinegar                             (coconut or apple cider vinegar)

1 cup oil                                        (olive, avocado, grapeseed)

1 T Dijon mustard                      (or other mustard of liking)

1 lemon, juiced

Salt and pepper to taste

(add honey for honey mustard dressing)

Miso Tomato Basil Dressing

¾ C oil                                   (olive, avocado)

3 T vinegar                            (coconut or apple cider vinegar)

½ t sea salt

2 T light miso paste

1 clove garlic

2 Roma tomatoes

Herbs: 3 T fresh basil, 1 t onion powder, ½ t garlic powder

Water for consistency

Enjoy these simple and healthy salad dressing recipes and let me know your favorites. 

Linda is passionate about educating the importance of food on our overall health bringing empowerment and good health to those willing to learn. Linda’s motto, “Attaining health one bite at a time,” is achieved through simplifying nutrition and healthy food preparation without sacrificing taste. Ask about personal plant-based cooking instruction and health consultations.

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