Eight Incredible Oil-Free Vegan Salad Dressings

I know as a vegan, this may sound horribly cliché, but I love salads. I really do. I feel like I’m Elaine from Seinfeld…I’m always craving a big salad! The really nice thing about salads is that they can be prepped ahead of time. I like to go grocery shopping for the week ahead on Sundays. And I usually spend Sunday afternoon or evening prepping all my fresh produce for my lunches for the week. Remember folks, they key to a successful and delicious salad is prepping ahead of time! It also helps to have a healthy option in the fridge and ready when you’re hungry or having a craving for something not as healthy!

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about what dressings I use on my salads now that I’ve given up oil. Well, thanks to the wonders of the internet and Pinterest, I have found many delicious oil-free and low-fat dressing recipes. There are so many vegan salad dressings available on the internet, but unfortunately most are not oil-free. So I have rounded a few of my favorite recipes to share with you all today! It’s good to have a plethora of dressing recipes on hand so you never tire of eating salads! And with summer fast approaching, these will be great to share with your guests at get togethers and BBQs!

Vegan Oil-Free Salad Dressings

(Recipes for photos listed from left to right)

Oil-Free Ginger Dressing from Oh She Glows

Strawberry-Balsamic Dressing from Whole Foods

Ridiculously Easy Vegan Buttermilk Dressing from Fat Free Vegan

No-Oil Chia Chive Vinaigrette from Healthy Girl’s Kitchen

Engine 2 Oil-Free Dressing from The Vegan Road

Oil-Free Tomato Basil Salad Dressing from Make or Die

Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing from Healthful Pursuit 

Creamy Tri-Pepper Salad Dressing from Fat Free Vegan

About Stephanie Watkins

Welcome to my blog, I'm Stephanie. I was born and raised in sunny California but now live with my husband in Malaysia. This is where I write, cook, and photograph our new life overseas. I love taking pictures, experiencing new cultures, and eating an animal-free and plant based diet.

14. April 2013 by Stephanie Watkins
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Comments (5)

  1. What a great post idea! This is so needed. I’ve been contemplating a big reduction in my use of oil as well. It just is not healthy. Thanks for the great ideas.

  2. For fresh from the garden salad greens, I frequently just sprinkle a bit of balsamic or rice vinegar or a squeeze of lemon juice, nothing else.

  3. So glad to find more oil free dressings. As a follower of Dr John McDougall, I can attest to the benefits of being oil free! Good luck!

  4. Thank you… I was looking for vegan dressings and found 8 right here. Can’t wait to try them out.

  5. Thanks for the recipes, I’m not a vegan but needed some oil free recipes! Can’t wait to try them!

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