Oil Free Vegan Creamy Italian Dressing

by Jill Dalton

Oil Free Vegan Creamy Italian Dressing

Jill Dalton
One way to keep you and your family eating salads is to have a great dressing. Finding an Oil Free Plant Based Vegan dressing in the supermarket can be a bit of a challenge though. That is why we have created this amazing Creamy Italian Dressing for you. You can enjoy this dressing on a regular salad or mix it into a pasta salad loaded with tons of raw fresh veggies.
4.67 from 3 votes
Servings 8 people
Prep 5 mins
Total 5 mins

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Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients except for the basil, oregano, parsley and pepper flakes and blend until smooth
  • Add spices and lightly pulse once in blender
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Nutrition info

Calories: 62kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 3gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.4gSodium: 7mgPotassium: 79mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 84IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg

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32 comments

Danielle Coviello January 26, 2020 - 4:26 pm

Hi Jill, doctor esselstyn is very strict about seeds and nuts as I have heart disease. Do you think this would be good without the hemp seeds?

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Jill Dalton January 28, 2020 - 10:32 am

Hello Danielle, I think it would still be ok. You could just replace them with more oats.

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Renny September 3, 2021 - 7:14 pm

I did not have oats and hemph heart so I did mine without them, it was awesome! Thank you for the recipe.

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Dolores January 26, 2020 - 4:37 pm

The water is missing from the ingredients list.

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Frank January 26, 2020 - 4:50 pm

Love your site and your recipes … I just made your creamy Italian dressing and its a big hit in our household… If you ever get the chance and time to experiment to create a Green Goddess dressing like the one they sell at Trader Joe’s without all the oil please do share …I’ve been on a plant base diet for over 20r years and I think your site help us all stay on it.
thank you so much. Frank

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Nikki Roseman January 27, 2020 - 1:23 pm

You accidentally left out the water in the recipe. I watched the video to find out what I did wrong – oops! Fantastic dressing! Thank you!

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Amy February 2, 2020 - 4:42 pm

Anything we can replace in your new salad dressing recipes if we can’t use oats?

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Jill Dalton February 6, 2020 - 10:14 am

You can use oats or sunflower seeds

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veganmama4girls February 3, 2020 - 8:33 pm

I just made this dressing tonight for my salad and I love it! This dressing is a game changer since it has so much flavor and not so much fat. The oats and hemp hearts give such a nice creaminess. Brilliant idea! I can’t wait to try your other dressings!

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Pam McCoy February 8, 2020 - 1:20 pm

This is excellent! I love it! Thank you!

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Rebecca Rose February 9, 2020 - 12:41 pm

Just made it with a little extra oats (didn’t have hemp hearts!) and it was fabulous!!! One of your best recipes to date! Thank you so much for this, I have struggled with finding a dressing recipe I like, and this one is as good as any I’ve had including those with oil! Want to try your other dressings now.

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Cindy April 4, 2020 - 6:54 pm

Can dates be used in place of raisins? Are the rolled oats quick or regular rolled oats? Thank you.

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Jill Dalton April 6, 2020 - 11:54 am

Yes, you can use dates instead and I always use rolled oats because that is what I buy, but quick oats will work too. =)

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Scott W. May 24, 2020 - 1:02 pm

I tried the French last week. It was good but not as great as I was hoping. But this Italian dressing is amazing. I literally just want to drink a glass of it. I have so missed the taste of a creamy Italian dressing after so many years as a vegan. This brought me back to the old days when I ate those cruddy dressings. It tastes so good and is so good for you. A+.

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Maria Russo June 5, 2020 - 9:15 pm

I decided to make your crispy tofu into croutons and serve them as part of a Caesar salad. So I needed a Caesar dressing and you didn’t have one! Since your honey mustard dressing was so good, I thought I would try using your creamy Italian dressing recipe as a starting point. It worked great. I made the Caesar dressing as follows:
Hemp hearts, oats, lemon juice, soy sauce, water as in your recipe. To that base I added 4 tsps red wine vinegar, 1tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp vegan worcestershire sauce, 1tsp mustard, and 1 generous tablespoon of nutritional yeast. It really hit the spot.. I hope you try it!

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veganvipassi June 19, 2020 - 1:15 pm

This sounds really good but I think I would add some water as well. It will still be really creamy, just add a little at a time. I think about 8-10 ounces based on your ingredients. Good job! =D

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Loretta June 23, 2020 - 8:00 pm

I’ve been living the WFPB SOS free lifestyle for almost 5 years and this is the first salad dressing that I really like. Thank you for creating and sharing this excellent 5 star recipe, Jill.

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Juana Lang July 6, 2020 - 5:37 pm

I will make that ASAP. I am getting bored of eating salads plainly. Thank you

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Lisa July 13, 2020 - 1:19 pm

I just made your creamy Italian dressing – it’s so delicious! Thank you for making my salad experience happy again 😊

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Katherine Mcclintic March 1, 2021 - 4:06 pm

Just curious: why use powdered onion & garlic when fresh onions/shallots & garlic are so easily available?

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Jill Dalton March 2, 2021 - 5:36 pm

It adds a more intense, rich flavor without as much bite from the fresh ingredients.

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Hot Chocolatey Milk March 3, 2021 - 9:40 am

So good. 😍 I’d never know it was so healthy. However, it does make a lot (I didn’t measure, but somewhere in the ballpark of 1.5-2 cups), so I would just recommend to any single persons or couples to halve the recipe to ensure you can get the most out of it.

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Sydney M Drake June 12, 2021 - 8:43 pm

Love it! So fast and easy.

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Keri Strawn August 7, 2021 - 8:36 pm

YUMMY!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

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Leslie Currie October 11, 2021 - 10:46 pm

This dressing is delicious! I am super impressed!

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Lisa Sullivan May 2, 2022 - 7:40 pm

How long do you think this keeps in fridge? I am looking forward to making this. Thanks for so many great ideas.

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Jill Dalton May 3, 2022 - 2:31 pm

It will keep for a good week in the fridge.

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Noemi Edge May 20, 2022 - 5:10 pm

Hi Jill!
Thanks for your videos and recipes! I don’t have hemp hearts. Would cashews be an ok substitute…they are close in fat content. Also, I plan to use dates to replace raisins.

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Jill Dalton May 24, 2022 - 11:04 am

Absolutely to both replacements

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Penny September 12, 2022 - 5:10 pm

I followed the recipe and didn’t make any adjustments other than I added a little more pepper flakes. Very tasty! I’m a new vegan (WFPB) and want to rid of oils also. Your dressing saved me…thank you! I look forward to trying more of your recipes!

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Yolanda January 27, 2023 - 1:05 pm

If I use Italian seasoning, how much should I use?

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Jill Dalton January 28, 2023 - 6:05 pm

I would say try 2 tsp.

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