How to make a nutritious salad dressings (sugar, gluten and dairy free)

How to make a nutritious salad dressings (sugar, gluten and dairy free)

Start dressing your cold or warm salads the homemade way, adding a great taste and nutritional value to your meals… 

 

Oregano Immune boosting pesto style dressing

  • 2 handfuls of fresh oregano
  • 1/2 garlic clove, minced or 1 tsp of garlic infuse olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons nut spread (I like ABC or any other you like) 
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon
  • half cup of almonds
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of tamari 
  • optional 1/2 teaspoon of horseradish vinegar 

Mix all ingredients in a blender and store in the fridge

Italian Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 5 tablespoons cold pressed virgin olive oil
  • 2 heaped tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • Pinch of sea salt

 Freshly ground black pepper

 Combine vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper

 Gradually whisk in the oil and garnish with parsley

No-oil French dressing

  • Juice of 1 lemon freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup dried dill
  • 1/2 cup purified water
  • 1/4 cucumber, very finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Mix all ingredients in a blender and refrigerate overnight

Beetroot dressing

  • 1 raw beetroot washed, with skin removed and grated
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup purifies water
  • Juice of 1 lemon freshly squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 garlic glove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons cold pressed virgin olive oil
  • 2 heaped tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch sea salt

Place all ingredients, except the basil, in a blender and process

Prior to serving, add herbs and mix in well

Egg-free Mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup finely ground almonds
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened soymilk/rice milk
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup cold pressed virgin olive oil
  • 1 pinch paprika
  • 1 pinch sea salt

Place all ingredients, except the oil, in a blender and blend until well combined,

then add the oil, drop by drop, until half has been used.

Add the remaining oil in a fine stream until a creamy mix is formed.

This will not quite as thick as mayonnaise made with eggs

Dill & lemon dressing

  • 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 table spoons no oil Italian dressing
  • 2 heaped tablespoons freshly chopped dill

Combine all ingredients and mix well

Tahini dressing

  • 2 tablespoons of tahini (black/brown)
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon
  • 4 tablespoons of horse radish vinegar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of pepper

Combine all ingredients and mix well

Almond dressing

  • 1 tablespoon of almond/cashew butter
  • 2 tablespoons of almond milk
  • 5 dry dates
  • 1 juicy lime, squeezed
  • pinch of salt and pepper 
optional
  • pinch of fresh grated ginger or cayenne for spice

Place all ingredients in a blender and process

Avocado dressing

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • pinch of salt and/or kelp

Herbal seasoning (herbamere) health food store (optional)

Place all ingredients in a food processor and process

Cashew pesto dressing

  • 1 cup (150ml) soaked raw cashew nuts
  • 1 bunch of fresh Basil herb with stems
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 6 tablespoons virgin olive oil
  • Half lemon (optional)
  • Himalayan salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients and mix well in food processor or blender

Avocado dressing

  • 2 meyer lemons
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon chopped red onion
  • 6 basil leaves
  • 6 stems fresh dill
  • 1/3 cup cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 3 drops of stevia
1 tsp agave syrup or freshly squeezed apple

Combine all ingredients and mix well in food processor or blender

Raw satay sauce

  • ½ cup of fresh coriander
  • 1 garlic (optional)
  • 1 spoon coconut oil
  • ½ spoon tamari
  • ½ spoon lemon
  • 3 desert spoons of sunflower or chia spread spread

Blended all together serve with baked or steam veggies and legumes (cannelloni, lima beans and chickpeas)

Fresh dill goats cheese dressing

  • 4 cherry tomatoes or 1 big one 
  • 1 small clove garlic (optional)
  • 1/2 cup of fresh dill more if you like the taste 
  • 2 tbsp of goats cheese ( I love Meredith
  • 1/2 tsp of olive oil from the same cheese or use garlic infused olive oil 
  • 2 tbsp of rice milk 
  • Pinch of salt add chillies if you like it spicy 

Blended all together serve with baked or steam veggies, rice paper rolls or legumes (cannelloni, lima beans and chickpeas). Store in the fridge. 

Good luck, please try to experiment with any of those recipes to suit your taste!!

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