Two Oil Free Vegan Salad Dressings

by Jill Dalton

Struggling to find a salad dressing that isn’t loaded with oil or unnecessary fats and sugar? Well, look no further. I have two fantastic salad dressing recipes for you that are free of added oil and sugar! The first one, is reminiscent of Thousand Island dressing which my husband has renamed “crack” because of its addictive quality. Too funny huh? The second is a creamy take on honey mustard dressing. This will hopefully help you all along and keep you from getting salad boredom.

Two Oil Free Vegan Salad Dressings

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Serves: 10 Prep Time:
Nutrition facts: 1800 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 3.0/5
( 312 voted )

Ingredients

"Crack" ingredients:
2  cups raw, unsalted cashews
1 cup balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1 cup raisins
1 cup almond milk or any other plant based milk
tsp Braggs Liquid Amino Acids

Blend in blender until smooth.

Makes at least 10 servings at 175 calories per serving

Honey mustard Dressing ingredients:
2 cups raw, unsalted cashews
1 cup white wine vinegar
1 cup raisins
1 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1 cup almond milk or any other plant based milk

1 tsp Braggs Liquid Aminos

 

Instructions

Blend in a blender until smooth.

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100 comments

Nancy April 17, 2017 - 5:59 pm

What can you substitute if you can’t eat Cashews? they make my stomach cramp up. Was wondering if walnuts or almonds would do the same effect. Thanks,

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Jill Dalton April 17, 2017 - 11:55 pm

My guess is that it would work just fine but it would taste different. You could also try northern beans(white beans)

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MamaZ January 20, 2020 - 4:48 pm

My son in law is allergic to nuts, so I always use sunflower seeds in any of my PB dressings. Just soak them overnight to get rid of the woody taste.

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harpersfaeriea November 29, 2020 - 7:48 am

I made it with a block of silken tofu instead of the cashews; Both dressings are on my rotation for salads.

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Kami January 29, 2020 - 12:24 pm

Hemp seeds are also a good substitute for cashews

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Silvia Bichler July 2, 2017 - 12:42 am

I love the Thousand Island Dressing-Two Thumbs Up!

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geraldine homenchuk July 19, 2017 - 12:05 am

Hey Jill, I can hardly wait to try this “thousand islands” look-alike. Thoroughly enjoy your YouTube videos and am learning good stuff. And love that you promote and demonstrate the Instand Pot (I-Pot). JUST got mine and have used it twice already. LOVE IT!!! Saw and loved your interview with Chef A.J. — you guys made a great team! Keep on doing what you’re doing and inspiring us all out here in YouTube Land!! Love your enthusiasm. I’m not there yet … too sick still, but working towards better health with a WFPBD … did I get that right? LOL and of course the Instant Pot. Hugs and gratitude to you, m’dear!

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Connie July 24, 2017 - 11:50 am

At 5:04 you add a teaspoon of Bragg’s but I do not see it listed in the ingredients, can you please confirm. Also do you have nutritional information – calories for these recipes? Thank you!

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Jill Dalton July 24, 2017 - 3:25 pm

Thank you for catching that. I added it to the ingredient list.

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Ilija July 26, 2017 - 2:43 pm

Thank you for inspiring us to try something new. What do you think how would this recipe perform (especially Honey mustard) with apple cider vinegar. I ask because I’m trying to increase use of apple cider vinegar because it seams that it is the only vinegar that is actually alkalizing your body. Thank you in advance, and by the way new set looks great from our perspective! 🙂

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Jill Dalton July 26, 2017 - 2:59 pm

Apple cider vinegar would work great. Thanks for watching 🤗

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Judith G Cullen August 2, 2017 - 12:16 am

Braggs Liquid Aminos? Not on my market shelf? Nutritional yeast ditto. Please assume nothing when addressing new vegan cooks! Thanks. J Cullen

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Sara December 20, 2019 - 3:38 am

Hey!! Check at walmart for braggs Liquids Aminos and for Nutritional Yeast health stores or coops…. You can also call them before and ask if they have the items……

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Rosie August 5, 2017 - 3:55 am

About how many tablespoons are considered a serving? Thank you!

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Jill Dalton August 5, 2017 - 12:29 pm

Between three and four😊

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andrea August 5, 2017 - 1:06 pm

I love the recipes, what kind of blender do you have?

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Jill Dalton October 31, 2017 - 12:43 am

Blendtec professional 800🤗

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andrea August 5, 2017 - 1:07 pm

I love your recipes, what kind of blender are you using? Thanks

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Jill Dalton October 31, 2017 - 12:44 am

It’s a Blendtec professional 800

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Nikky September 10, 2017 - 9:36 pm

Do you soak the cashews

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Jill Dalton September 10, 2017 - 10:08 pm

No, but I have a high powered blender. If you are using a regular blender it would make a smoother dressing if you soak them.🤗

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Craig Barrington September 14, 2017 - 4:52 pm

What kind of blender do you have? It looks like it does a good job and may be a little quieter than most.

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Jill Dalton October 31, 2017 - 12:40 am

It’s a Blendtec professional 800

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Kelly Glass September 15, 2017 - 7:30 pm

I’ve been reading lately that you’re always supposed to soak your nuts and grains… I think because of the photochemicals. That could be a game changer for the person experiencing stomach cramps. Also, could I sub dates for raisins? If so, should it be a different amount? Thanks!

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Kelly Glass September 15, 2017 - 7:30 pm

sorry not photochemiclas…… phytochemicals

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Jill Dalton September 15, 2017 - 7:58 pm

Yes you can substitute dates for raisins but maybe just a little less 🤗

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Jacqui walker September 24, 2017 - 4:43 am

I love the show!

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Jill Dalton September 24, 2017 - 4:28 pm

Thank you!

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Morgan September 27, 2017 - 1:44 pm

Hello! New vegan here looking to try out some dressing recipes. Was wondering if Stevia or agave could be subbed for the raisins, and if so, what measurement would you recommend starting with for the sweetener? Thanks in advance!

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Jill Dalton September 27, 2017 - 8:26 pm

I would substitute a couple dates rather than agave or stevia because it is the whole food. If you use the agave, I would try a tablespoon 🤗

I think the stevia would taste strange.

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Morgan September 29, 2017 - 12:55 pm

Thank you! =^_^=

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Citigirl12 December 28, 2019 - 10:51 am

Thank you – this answered my question too!

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Sherry B November 25, 2017 - 2:43 am

Really looking forward to trying
Thank you for sharing

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sherry731802754 November 25, 2017 - 2:50 am

Looking forward to trying
Thanks for sharing

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kelly November 30, 2017 - 7:36 pm

I’ve tried this twice and it looks nothing like yours….. mine is brown! Is the balsamic vinegar meant to be white balsamic? In my experience any recipe calling for balsamic usually means the dark brown kind. Or is that a picture of the honey mustard?

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kelly November 30, 2017 - 7:52 pm

never mind…. just watched the video! sorry

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Mark December 14, 2017 - 1:27 am

IMO – When choosing a vinegar, I find regular balsamic too potent (also stains teeth) and white wine a little mild. A happy medium I discovered and find just right is “Golden Balsamic Vinegar, by Pompeian”. It’s the one Goldilocks would choose 🙂

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Bridget Fast January 12, 2018 - 11:40 pm

I’m eating this right out of the jar! I made a half recipe of the honey mustard, it’s so good. Thank you for sharing!

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Olesya January 19, 2018 - 8:36 am

Please, provide the exact measurements. Which raisins beter light or dark? I just made both dressings. Like the second but disappointed by first one because it is too sweet.

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Jill Dalton January 19, 2018 - 1:58 pm

The recipe links are always in the description. I like the dark raisins better.
https://plantbasedcookingshow.com/2017/04/10/two-oil-free-vegan-salad-dressings/

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von March 29, 2018 - 5:11 pm

Jill, you may not realize it but you are saving lives

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Jill Dalton March 29, 2018 - 6:10 pm

Thank you so much 😊

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john April 3, 2018 - 2:46 pm

do you use unsweetened almond milk?

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Jill Dalton April 3, 2018 - 4:09 pm

yes

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Mark May 3, 2018 - 12:01 am

Hi Jill
New vegan and so glad I stumbled across your Youtube channel, love it.
Do you think just adding water instead of a plant based milk would do?

Thank you!

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Jill Dalton May 3, 2018 - 8:10 am

Yes, that would work just fine =)

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Corina Freid May 5, 2018 - 4:31 pm

Wonderful!

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Rebecca Holmes May 6, 2018 - 1:28 pm

The ingredients for the Thousand Island dressing lists Braggs Liquid Aminos. Your video does not show you using this. Do I add this or not? If so how much?

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Jill Dalton May 6, 2018 - 2:01 pm

Yes, I just forgot it in the video 😬
You can add 1tsp

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Rebecca May 6, 2018 - 2:49 pm

Thank you!

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Siew Lan May 9, 2018 - 4:38 am

I’ve made your dressing and love it so much…. Thanks for the receipt….Love your videos. Am trying to adapt to sos diet.

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Sarah May 27, 2018 - 3:45 pm

Delicious! Very impressed with your recipes! This dressing made my somewhat boring salad super yummy. Next time I make it I’m going to try it with northern beans to reduce calories and I’m thinking it’ll still be very good.

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Kathy Plyter June 26, 2019 - 10:29 am

Hi Jill, You truly are a life saver and I enjoy your shows and recipes tremendously!
I thought I would share a tip for others who may be very sensitive to sodium as I am. Braggs Amino Acids are too salty for me causing fluid retention. I substitute coconut amino’s with great success. The flavor is a bit different but very acceptable. Thank you again. Kathy

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Jonathan Adams July 18, 2018 - 5:32 pm

Do you have a list of links to where you source certain ingredients online. Looking for a good source for the cashews.

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Celine Roy July 27, 2018 - 2:35 pm

I have made the honey mustard dressing today and I just loved it. I am very happy to be able now to say that I have found a dressing without oil that I will be able to repeat. Cant wait to try the other one.

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Claudia September 15, 2018 - 6:05 pm

How long to I to soak cashew. And in warm water

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Jill Dalton September 16, 2018 - 9:57 am

You can soak them for 2-3 hours.

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Cary September 17, 2018 - 5:52 am

I’m sorry, I really don’t like the crack dressing at all. I measured everything properly, but it’s way too sweet for my taste and I can’t figure out how to save it. I will try the other dressing next time and start with much fewer raisins perhaps. I really like your channel though.

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Doris Puglisi October 4, 2018 - 5:25 am

kelly, i love your recipes and i am excited for my husband and my changed eating habits. You truly make it easy for someone new like us, and with less time in the kitchen than before.
One question- i am unclear about B 12 vitamin. do you add it as a supplement or it what we get from the nutritional yeast enough? If you take a supplement,would you share the company, please. Thank you.D

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Melissa Ratisher October 28, 2018 - 5:24 pm

I just made this dressing for the first time, and I LOVE it. I’ve been trying Nutritarian recipes here and there for the last few months, and this is the first one that is truly delicious. I can’t wait to share it with my friend and her Nutritarian husband, I’m sure they’ll love it too.

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Jill Dalton October 28, 2018 - 5:25 pm

That’s great! I am so glad you like it =)

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Christine December 8, 2018 - 6:57 pm

I like the honey mustard dressing (haven’t tried the other one yet). This lasts so long for me I could make a half recipe. But it is so good, I look forward to my big salad everyday. The dressing gets thick, so I thin down each portion in a separate cup with different flavored vinegars. Everyday is different!

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Samantha December 31, 2018 - 3:54 pm

Just made the Honey Mustard recipe with northern white beans instead of cashews – YUM! Total hit. Thank you!

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BELINDA January 16, 2019 - 10:47 am

In the video, you did not use Braggs for the “crack” dressing but you have it listed as an ingredient

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Jill Dalton January 17, 2019 - 9:31 am

You can add it or not. It tastes great both ways.

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Bob Lawrence February 25, 2019 - 3:41 pm

Hi Jill!
I live in Panama and the Bragg products aren’t available here at our grocery stores. Can you recommend a substitute that might be available here, maybe a generic liquid condiment? Thanks, really enjoy your productions.

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Jill Dalton February 25, 2019 - 5:09 pm

Low sodium soy sauce or tamari =)

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Marie January 31, 2021 - 11:21 pm

Tip not many people realize : Braggs Liquid Aminos is not low sodium, they’re serving size is just 1/2 of regular soy sauces. It is indeed very high in sodium.

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Cynthia D Bailey March 5, 2019 - 7:41 pm

I made the “liquid crack” exactly as it reads..no substitutes. It is just okay. I am glad its free of oils etc… Perhaps since I’m just learning so I expect more.

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Sheila Naidu May 29, 2019 - 12:28 pm

Jill, I don’t like the taste of vinegar, can you taste the vinegar in either of these recipes? If so is there something else I can use, or is there a mild vinegar that you would not be able to taste in this recipe?

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Jill Dalton May 31, 2019 - 8:53 am

yes, you can taste the vinegar. Rice wine vinegar is pretty mild so I would try that

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Marion September 3, 2019 - 1:14 pm

Hi ! We are a French family turning slowly into vegan 🙂 we tried your 2 recepies, they are good but a bit too creamy for us frenchies 😉 we are so used to the regular olive oil/ balsamic !
Congrats on your website.

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acookhoekwater@hotmail.com September 8, 2019 - 1:10 pm

Just tried the “crack” dressing. OMG. I had to make half a recipe as I didn’t have enough cashews but YUM!!!!

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Debbie October 29, 2019 - 9:11 pm

Love both the Honey Mustard and the Crack dressings! They are amazing!

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Sandra December 14, 2019 - 9:50 pm

Enjoying your site very much! You’re a great presenter. Only one slightly negative comment, the background music is very distracting to me. But, I’m probably in the minority.

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Yamei January 16, 2020 - 9:47 am

If we can’t use vinegar, could we substitute lemon juice?

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Jill Dalton January 17, 2020 - 3:47 pm

Yes Yamei =)

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Yamei January 17, 2020 - 3:50 pm

Thank you!! Looking forward to making these!! Thank you for sharing all these great recipes!! Stay plant strong! :))

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MamaZ January 20, 2020 - 4:51 pm

Nutritional yeast may not be the saviour to the vegan/WFPB world that we once thought it was. Do your own research and decide. I personally do not use it anymore, and find a tsp. of mustard powder sometimes will give the recipe that “zing”.

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Grace January 30, 2020 - 6:21 pm

You don’t say how much nutritional yeast.

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Jill Dalton February 1, 2020 - 1:29 pm

There isn’t any nutritional yeast in the “crack” dressing
The honey mustard dressing has 1/2 cup

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