Easy Vegan Salad Dressings - Make Your Own

Unfortunately most of the salad dressing options out there contain a ton of ingredients that can include some pretty nasty stuff. Here are some easy recipes to make your own. Don't forget to experiment with the flavors you love!

 photo by connoisseurusveg.com

photo by connoisseurusveg.com

AVOCADO SALAD DRESSING

-  1 avocado
-  2 cloves of garlic
-  1 Tbsp lime or lemon juice
-  3 Tbsp olive oil
-  Salt, pepper and water

DIRECTIONS:
-  Throw everything into a food processor or blender and add water a little at a time to get the right consistency. About 4 servings.

EASY CREAMY DRESSING

-  3 Tbsp Vegan Mayo
-  1 Tbsp each: Apple Cider Vinegar and maple syrup
-  ½ tsp each: minced garlic and onion OR garlic powder, onion powder, PLUS pepper, salt
-  1 tsp Dijon mustard

DIRECTIONS:
-  Mix everything together and let sit for about 30 minutes. 2 servings.

BALSAMIC DRESSING

- 2 Tbsp each: Balsamic Vinegar and Olive oil
-  ½ tsp each: minced garlic (or garlic powder), mustard, salt and pepper

DIRECTIONS:
-  Mix everything together and let sit for about 30 minutes. 2 servings. 

SWEET MUSTARD DRESSING

-  2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
-  1 Tbsp each: Olive Oil, Red Wine Vinegar, Maple Syrup
-  ½ tsp each: minced garlic or garlic powder, salt, pepper

DIRECTIONS:
-  Mix everything together and let sit for about 30 minutes. 2-3 servings.

CREAMY POPPYSEED

-  2 Tbsp each: Vegan mayo and Apple Cider vinegar
-  1 Tbsp each: Maple syrup (or agave) and poppy seeds
-  1 tsp each:  Dijon mustard, Olive oil, lemon juice, chopped shallots or onion
-  ½ tsp each: minced garlic or garlic powder, salt and pepper

DIRECTIONS:
-  Chop the shallots or onions fine and garlic if using and mix everything together and let sit for about 30 minutes. 2 servings.

SPICY LIME DRESSING

-  2 limes zested and juiced or 1/3 cup of bottled lime juice
-  1 Tbsp each: agave or maple syrup AND Apple cider vinegar
-  ½ tsp chili flakes or cayenne (or small chopped jalapeno), salt and pepper

DIRECTIONS:
-  Mix everything together and let sit for about 30 minutes. 2-3 servings.

CREAMY CHIPOTLE DRESSING

-  3 Tbsp Vegan mayo
-  1 Tbsp lime juice
-  1 tsp agave or maple syrup
-  ½ tsp each: chipotle powder and garlic powder, pepper, salt

DIRECTIONS:
-  Mix everything together and let sit for about 30 minutes. 2-3 servings.