BEST Oil Free & Vegan Salad Dressings


I love thick salad dressings that really stick to my vegetables. I really don’t like runny salad dressing that runs to the bottom of the bowl! So today I am sharing my two favorite salad dressing recipes that I constantly have in rotation. I have been making these dressings for years and I never get tired of them. Because I like to use the same dressing every day these recipes make enough to last all week. If you don’t want 2 cups of salad dressing then cut the recipe in half. I love that these recipes only have a few simple ingredients and I can make them in a couple minutes.

Creamy Mango Lime Dressing
I love the sweet-tart combo of this dressing and the hemp seeds give it a creamy consistency. Such a good one in the summer months. I never measure this one any more. It’s so easy to just throw everything in the blender and it always turns out good!

  • 3 cups frozen mango, thawed (it ends up being about 2 cups once thawed)
  • 3 Tablespoons hemp hearts/ hemp seeds
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • water to get to the desired consistency

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Store in the refrigerator. The hemp seeds do make this dressing thicken so you may need to add more water later on.

Vegan Honey Mustard Dressing
Sweet, tangy and oil free! I really like this dressing on cooked veggies. Makes broccoli so easy to eat!

  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Store in the refrigerator.

And since this is such a short post I’ll include a picture from last summer when we did the dog painting thing that was going around the internet. You take a small canvas, put some globs of paint on the canvas then cover the canvas with plastic wrap or place it in a ziploc bag. Then smear some wet dog food on the plastic wrap and have the dog “paint” by licking the food. By licking the plastic wrap they end up smearing the paint around. I have to say, Rocco wasn’t as amused as I was but his painting turned out great!

Bye for now!



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