Oil-Free Salad Dressing Recipes

Yes! We did it! I think we are a little too excited about this one! I’m overjoyed to be able to give you our favourite oil-free salad dressing recipes! These dressings are either homemade by my mother or from the Plant Ahead Meal Prep Program. All of these recipes are oil-free, gluten-free and of course plant-based! Our versatile dressings are great for more than salads and can be used as dips for veggies, sauce for potatoes and much more. We encourage creativity! We hope you love them, just as much as we do.

The Dressings

Creamy Italian Dressing

This creamy Italian dressing is perfect for salads and dipping veggies!
Prep Time15 mins
Servings: 4

Equipment

  • Blender or Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp Medium Firm Tofu
  • 4 tbsp Water
  • ½ tsp Lemon Juice
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp Onion Powder
  • ½ tsp Rosemary
  • ½ tsp Basil
  • ½ tsp Salt and Pepper

Instructions

  • Add all your ingredients into a blender or food processor.
  • Pour ingredients into a mason jar or dressing bottle.
  • The dressing is ready to serve but taste best the following day.
  • This dressing will last 5-7 days in your fridge.

Turmeric Dressing

This is our go-to when we are in a pinch or need to whip up something quick, easy and delicious! We recommend making this for workweek lunches and it's also perfect as a potato garnish!
Prep Time10 mins
Servings: 3

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup Tahini
  • 3 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • ½ tsp Tumeric Powder
  • ½ tsp Sea Salt

Instructions

  • Combine tahini, lemon juice, turmeric and sea salt into a bowl and stir.
  • Add in hot water slowly approx about ¼ of a cup until a smooth and creamy consistency is achieved.

Strawberry Vinaigrette

Everyone loves a little sweetness! This vinaigrette recipe comes with a twist compared to its traditional counterparts. This dressing is a great addition to any deep greens or Mediterranean inspired salads.
Prep Time15 mins
Servings: 3

Equipment

  • Blender or Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 5 large Strawberries
  • 1 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Agave Syrup
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper

Instructions

  • Add all your ingredients into a blender or food processor.
  • This dressing is ready to serve but tastes best the next day!
  • Enjoy for up to 5-7 days in your fridge.

Vegan Caesar Dressing

What is caesar salad without dressing!? We love this creamy, thick, rich and comforting recipe, especially to put on top of our famous kale caesar!
Prep Time15 mins
Servings: 3

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup Hummus
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsps Capers Crushed/minced
  • 1 tbsp Capers Brine
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Minced
  • ½ tsp Maple Syrup
  • ¼ tsp Sea Salt

Instructions

  • Combine your hummus, mustard, lemon juice, crushed/minced capers, caper brine, minced garlic, maple syrup and sea salt.
  • Mix thoroughly and add warm water. 1 tbsp at a time until a smooth pourable dressing is achieved.
  • Taste and adjust flavouring as needed.
  • The dressing is good for 4-5 days in your refrigerator.
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