Since I try to eat a large salad everyday for lunch I’m always on the lookout for new oil-free salad dressings. These two are our favorites! They are much less fattening than the bottled versions and are super easy to make. I make a double batch every week. I also LOVE topping our salads with Goaty Cashew Cheese… YOU HAVE TO TRY IT!
If you like oil-free dressings, you’ll also have to try Oil-Free Raspberry Vinaigrette!
This first one is from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen, one of my all-time favorite vegan food blogs. If you haven’t checked out her site yet, I suggest you do. Be prepared to spend some serious time bookmarking recipes though!! I cook her recipes on a regular basis and we really enjoy them! What’s awesome about her site is she’s almost oil-free, low salt and no processed foods… right up our alley!
Susan’s Lite Goddess Dressing
6 ounces lite firm silken tofu (1/2 pkg. of Mori-Nu) – I’ve made this without tofu and it’s just as good
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon sesame oil – I omitted this
1 tablespoon tahini
2 green onions, white parts removed, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, packed
1 large clove garlic
Place all ingredients in blender and process until smooth. (The Magic Bullet worked well for this.)
Makes 10 servings of 2 tbsp. each. Per serving: 19 Calories (kcal); 1 g Total Fat; (45% calories from fat); 1 g Protein; 1 g Carbohydrate; 0 mg Cholesterol; 164 mg Sodium
Here’s another version of Goddess Dressing, this one uses chia seeds as a thickener.
Recipe from Melomeals!
- 3 T Tahini
- 2 T Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2 T Braggs or Soy Sauce
- 2 Green Onion
- 2 Cloves garlic
- 1 tsp fresh ginger
- 1/4 t cumin
- 1/2 t lemon pepper
- 1 c veg stock
- 2 t chia seeds
- 2 dates
- 1 T fresh parsley
- BEST Lite Goddess Salad Dressings (Oil-Free) (kidtestedfirefighterapproved.com)