This delicious vegan salad dressing recipe is so easy and quick to make. It’s oil-free, sugar-free, and gluten-free. It is fundamentally free of all the harmful foods and packed with delicious flavor, texture, and lots of nutrients.
I created this recipe because I know that many of you either don’t own a high-speed blender like the one I use, which makes very creamy dressings from nuts and seeds. Or, you simply don’t want to bother washing your blender for a quick dressing.
Therefore, I wanted to make a dressing that was very easy and quick to put together, and that also did not require a blender.
All you have to do is throw a few ingredients together in a bowl, and whisk.
This dressing also contains some of my favorite healthy ingredients, which you should be eating almost every day to get all your nutrients on a healthy, whole food, plant-based and high raw vegan diet.
A great way to get many of your calories from raw foods is by making simple raw, oil-free dressings like this one.
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Vegan Salad Dressing Recipe: Some of the Delicious and Nutritious Ingredients
Although salad dressing are a small part of your daily caloric intake (especially if you are not using oils in them), they should still provide you with nutrients.
The dulse is really wonderful for fulfilling your iodine needs. Iodine is crucial for thyroid health, and many other functions. Often times, iodine is ignored on a vegan diet, so be sure to include it by consuming just enough seaweed.
It is particularly important to get enough iodine if you eat cruciferous vegetables. In this recipe, mustard is our cruciferous. These vegetables great for your health (especially for cancer prevention). However, cruciferous veg can exacerbate iodine deficiency, if you’re not consuming enough iodine.
The cashew butter is great for helping you absorb fat-soluble nutrients, like the ones in your greens and vegetables. And the non-fortified nutritional yeast provides tons of important minerals.
Lastly, the salt-free seasoning contains a high antioxidant profile. Spices are some of the most antioxidant-rich foods in the world – they are just ground up, concentrated plants!
This vegan salad dressing recipe is not only incredibly delicious. It is also packed with nutrition to make your salad even healthier.
Vegan Salad Dressing Recipe: Why Oil-Free
All of my recipes here on the blog are oil-free. And this delicious vegan salad dressing recipe is no exception. There are many reasons why I promote an oil-free diet, and one of them has to do with getting enough omega-3’s into your diet, which I also explain here.
Omega 3 fats are extremely important for plant-based eaters. There is only one enzyme that converts omega 3s and 6s into DHA and EPA. This means that if you eat more omega 6 than omega 3, the enzyme will convert the omega 6 and ignore the omega 3. As a result, you will not get the form of omega 3 that your body requires.
Most oils in our diet are packed with omega 6s: olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, canola oil, and more. When you consume these fats in oil form, they are even more concentrated, making the absorption of omega 3 even lower.
Therefore, you should avoid oil. Replace oil with these delicious and simple nut and seed butters, such as the cashew butter in this recipe. (PS – you can get 10% off any nut and seed butters by using the code SOULRAW10 on the Raw Guru shop).
And now that you know how healthy and flavorful this recipe is going to be, join me as we whisk this delicious dressing together!