Oil Free Vegan Creamy Italian Dressing

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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.
4.86 from 14 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Salad Dressing
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 people
Calories 62 kcal



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


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

32 thoughts on “Oil Free Vegan Creamy Italian Dressing”

  1. Danielle Coviello

    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?

  2. 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

  3. 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!

  4. veganmama4girls

    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!

  5. 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.

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

  6. 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+.

  7. 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!

  8. 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

  9. 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.

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

  11. Katherine Mcclintic

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

  12. Hot Chocolatey Milk

    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.

  13. Lisa Sullivan

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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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