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Spoonful of Creamy Balsamic Dressing

Creamy Balsamic Dressing

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  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes (+Rest Time)
  • Total Time: 5 Minutes (+Rest Time)
  • Yield: 1 ½ Cups 1x
  • Category: Dressing, Salads
  • Diet: Vegan


Versatile and completely customizable to suit your palate, this Creamy Balsamic Dressing will elevate your salads and veggies to a whole new level of yumminess.



Base Ingredients:

  • ½ cup [raw] cashews *
  • ¼ cup white balsamic vinegar *
  • ¼ cup + 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup (+/-) *
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (+/-) *
  • 2 teaspoons nutritional yeast

Spice/Herb Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt (+/-) * 

Other Ingredients:

  • ½ teaspoon Italian Seasoning *


  1. Place the cashews into a small bowl, cover with boiling water. Allow to sit for 20 minutes, then drain off the water and discard. Place the soaked cashews into a high-speed blender.
  2. Place all the remaining Base Ingredients and Spice/Herb Ingredients into the high-speed blender along with the cashews. Blend on high until emulsified and smooth.
  3. Pulse in the Italian Seasoning do not blend.
  4. Serve over your favorite salad greens.


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used. 

*Sea Salt:  Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.

*Servings:  Makes 1 ½ cups