Three easy and delicious homemade epic dressings! Have fun creating and enjoying them. Good things happen when you start eating more 'live' foods.

Oil-Free Salad Dressing 3 Ways [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Ingredients

For the Golden Dijon Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/3 cup raw sunflower seeds, soaked at least 30 mins in warm water
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (substitute yellow mustard)
  • 2 heaping tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon unrefined sea salt
  • Generous pinch black pepper

For the Green Goodness Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup raw pumpkin seeds, soaked in water for 2 hours
  • 1 cup parsley (leaves and stems)
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice (about 1 juicy lime)
  • 1/3 cup water (more as needed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon unrefined salt
  • 2 dry figs, soaked for 10 mins in warm water

For the Orange Ginger Sesame Dressing:

  • 2/3 cups orange juice, (about 2 juicy oranges)
  • 2-inch chunk of fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1/2 cup raw sesame seeds (1/3 cup tahini) 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 
  • pinch of cayenne (optional) 
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Preparation

For the Golden Dijon Dressing:

  1. Drain and rinse the sunflower seeds then add them to a blender along with the remaining ingredients.
  2. Blend on high until smooth and creamy, adding additional water as needed.
  3. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Will last about 2 or 3 days max so eat up quickly!

For the Green Goodness Dressing:

  1. Drain and rinse the pumpkin seeds. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add more water if needed (1 tablespoon at a time) until the dressing reaches your desired consistency.
  3. Eat right away. Doesn’t taste as good the next day.

For the Orange Ginger Sesame Dressing:

  1. Blend all ingredients on high in a high-speed blender until smooth and creamy.
  2. If dressing is too thick, add a splash or two of water or more freshly squeezed orange juice.
  3. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Will last about 1 or 2 days max so enjoy it fresh.
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