Looking for the best vegan salad dressing recipes to elevate your salad game to the next level? Do you love bold flavors? Then you will love this list.
In this article, I've gathered some of the most delicious and easy-to-make dressings to satisfy your taste buds and nourish your body.
These curated recipes are a combination of Plant Based Folk recipes and from other recipe developers.
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What are Vegan Dressings and Why Love Them
Vegan dressings offer a wider range of flavors and textures, which are plant-derived, and help contribute towards diversifying the amount of fibre-rich foods you consume for a healthy and balanced gut.
These types of dressings are usually made of whole foods such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and similar, and are generally a healthier alternative to traditional dressings. However, there are plenty of vegan dressings that also call for the use of non-whole foods such as oil.
These dressings are cruelty-free and contribute to a reduction in harmful environmental factors.
Creamy Vegan Salad Dressings
Typical ingredients (but not limited to) found in creamy vegan dressings include nuts, seeds, tofu, oil, or avocado.
Typical ways to use these are in pasta, on fresh greens/vegetables, or as a dip.
Try my cashew ranch dressing, made with cashews, almond milk, herbs, and spices, or my vegan bbq ranch dressing which has additional bbq flavorings. Both of these use this Easy Vegan Ranch Seasoning Mix.
These are great with a pasta salad such as this banana blossom salad.
Easy Vegan Vegan Pesto Sauce with Avocado
Quick Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing Without Oil
Toum Garlic Dipping Sauce
5 Minute Eggless Mayonnaise
Dairy Free Caesar Dressing
Chipotle Salad Dressing
Tofu Ranch Dressing
Vegan Fry Sauce (Easy & Creamy Dipping Sauce)
Maple Mustard Dressing
Easy and Creamy Shawarma Sauce (Tarator)
Vegan Thousand Island Salad Dressing
Vegan Vinaigrette Dressings
Vinaigrettes are a classic choice for salads both cold and warm, and vegan vinaigrette dressings are no exception.
Typical ingredients found in vegan vinaigrettes include balsamic vinegar, oil, mustard and maple syrup.
These are great with a fresh salad like orange and fennel salad.
Sesame Soy Dressing
Summer Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing
A simple summery strawberry vinaigrette, with plenty of fresh berries. This easy recipe is blended into a sweet and flavourful dressing for any seasonal salads.
Vegan Lemon Vinaigrette
Greek Salad Dressing
Oil-Free Vegan Salad Dressings
For those looking for a healthier and lighter option, oil-free vegan dressings are a great choice.
Try my umami Miso Tahini Dressing, made with tahini, lemon and orange juice, garlic and ginger.
These are great with carrot cucumber salad.
Vegan Miso Tahini Dressing With Orange
Vegan BBQ Ranch Dressing With Cashews
Oil Free Vegan Salad Dressing
Vegan Italian Dressing
Ginger Turmeric Vegan Dressing
Herbed Tofu Salad Dressing
Absolutely! Vegan dressings can be used in a variety of dishes, including sandwiches, wraps, and even as a dip for vegetables. There is no limit to how they can be used.
Depending on the ingredients, some can last up to a week in the refrigerator if stored in an air-tight container.
Should the dressings contain fresh herbs, garlic, ginger, or similar, they may spoil quicker.
An avocado-based dressing is best used within a few days as it will change color and become unappealing.
It is always best to follow the guidance of the recipe on how long to store your vegan dressing
It's simple, you know exactly what ingredients have been used along with the amounts, and there are no unwanted additives or preservatives. A homemade dressing also ensures the flavors are at their freshest and can be a cost-effective way to jazz up your meal.
Additionally, it can be a fun and creative way to experiment with different flavor combinations and spices.
In conclusion, these vegan salad dressing recipes are delicious, easy to make, healthy, and sustainable.
Whether you're a vegan or not, you can elevate your salad game and satisfy your taste buds. Give them a try and see for yourself!
If you like vegan recipe roundups, you might want to take a look at this list of Lebanese salads or check out this curated list of vegan potato recipes, some of which will go nicely with these dressings.
If you have a favorite that's different from the ones listed above, and you'd like to feature or share it on this page, leave a comment below.