Aren’t we always on the hunt for a delicious salad dressing that checks all the boxes?
- Isn’t more calories in one tablespoon than the entire rest of the salad.
- Makes us want to eat more salad. And more and more.
- Doesn’t have oil and/or sugar.
- Is easy to make.
I have one of those for you today!
I’m sure you’re familiar with the Brianna’s brand of this salad dressing. It’s my favorite! It’s main ingredients are oil and sugar, though. Thankfully, I found a similar recipe from a free app called 21-day Vegan Kickstart. I highly recommend it for a variety of new, easy recipes for beginning plant-based eaters. I altered the recipe a bit to make it a little less acidic.
This salad dressing is particularly good with a crispy green salad that has fruit and seeds in it, in my opinion.
I guess I’m on a tofu kick, as several of my recent recipes include it. Sorry, it’s just so useful for anything we want to be creamy! Buy the silken variety for this recipe. If you don’t want to eat tofu, you could try unsweetened unflavored non-dairy yogurt instead. I would imagine that would work well, but haven’t tried it.
These are the main ingredients.
What’s your favorite salad dressing that “checks all the boxes?” I’d love to hear!
Much like Brianna's creamy poppyseed dressing, but with no oil, sugar or dairy.
- 8 oz extra firm silken tofu
- 8 oz apple juice concentrate, frozen or thawed
- 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
- 1 TBSP chopped onion, fresh or dried
- 1.5 TBSP dijon mustard
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 TBSP poppyseeds
Blend all together in a blender. I add the poppyseeds after blending the rest, just to make sure they stay intact.
Add another tablespoon vinegar if you'd like it more vinegar-y.
Goes very well with spinach salads, and any green salad with fruit, seeds, or nuts.
Store in the fridge in a jar. Should store well for at least a week, but I use it up too fast to know.
Use the rest of your box of silken tofu in a smoothie for extra creaminess and protein, or in this Fruit Pizza.
Adapted from a recipe by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.