Oil Free Creamy Dijon Dressing! No boring salads here; we are always in the mood for fun and bold dressings to coat those nourishing greens.
Healthy, creamy, and easy, this Oil Free Creamy Dijon Dressing is a pow of flavor and sure to step-up your salad game. Lightly flavored Dijon mustard coupled with slightly tangy undertones of horseradish created an irresistible and bold salad dressing.
Whole Food Plant Based, Vegan, plant based, oil free, refined sugar free, no highly processed ingredients and gluten free.
Hi there, Ameera here!
We all totally fell in love with this amazing salad dressing. We made a batch, then another, then another, and even another because we simply couldn’t get enough.
Don’t leave out the horseradish, it totally makes the dressing! You gotta give this one a try!
Tips for Success:
- Flavor: The flavor of this dressing lightly Dijon flavored with undertones of horseradish. It has delicious slightly tangy punches from the distilled white vinegar. It is also lightly creamy from the cashews.
- Cashew Substitutions: You can try the typical cashews substitutions like silken tofu, white beans, other nuts and seeds with the understanding that the flavor and texture will change accordingly. We have not tested any substitutions. Please note that if you substitute the cashews for other ingredients, you may want to consider using less Dijon mustard and horseradish then ramp up accordingly.
- Prepared Horseradish: The prepared horseradish is an essential ingredient. You can leave it out, but the flavor profile changes, and you will need to adjust other ingredients to compensate. Prepared horseradish is simply grated horseradish in a vinegar and salt brine. It typically comes in small jars and is often found near the pickled items section in most grocery stores. Other brands are found in the refrigerated section of the store. Read the ingredients label to ensure that the only ingredients are horseradish, vinegar, and salt.
- Taste Testing Salad Dressings: There is an art to arriving at the salad dressing that perfectly suits your tastes. The best way to test salad dressings is to place a few leaves of lettuce (or other greens) in a tiny bowl, put a tiny bit of the salad dressing over top and mix really well, then taste test. Some salad dressings taste amazing before you dress the salad, then once dressing the salad, the salad falls flat. That is because the salad dressing has to cover all the salad ingredients which then flattens the flavor of the dressing. Additionally, some salad dressings taste really tangy or overly strong before dressing the salad, but once you dress the salad, it coats all the ingredients and tastes amazing.
Leftovers and Freezing:
Leftover salad dressing will generally keep for up to 7 days in the refrigerator. Store in a tightly covered container.
This dressing cannot be frozen.
Pantry Products Used:
- Dijon Mustard: We used Koops Dijon Mustard. Feel free to use your favorite Dijon mustard.
- Horseradish: We used Woeber’s Pure Horseradish. Ingredients are horseradish, vinegar, and salt. Feel free to use your favorite prepared horseradish.
- Vegetable Stock: We use Pacific Organic Low Sodium Vegetable Stock. We love this brand because it is Whole Food Plant Based compliant, as it does not contain MSG, has no oil, and does not contain any highly-processed ingredients. Feel free to use your favorite veggie broth.
- Tamari: We used San J Tamari Soy Sauce, Gluten Free, Reduced Sodium. You can substitute the tamari with reduced sodium soy sauce, Braggs Liquid Aminos, or Braggs Coconut Liquid Aminos.
- Sea Salt: Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.
Kitchen Products Used:
- Food processor
Healthy, creamy, and easy, this Oil Free Creamy Dijon Dressing is a pow of flavor and sure to step-up your salad game.
- ¼ cup (raw) cashews
- 1 Tablespoon + 2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
- ¼ cup low-sodium vegetable broth *
- ¼ cup water
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard *
- 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish *
- ½ teaspoon reduced-sodium tamari *
- 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- 2 Tablespoons dried minced onions
- ¼ to ¾ teaspoon sea salt (+/-) *
- Place the cashews into a small bowl, cover with boiling water, set aside for 15 minutes to soften. After 15 minutes, discard the water, set aside.
- Place the all the remaining Ingredients and soaked cashews into a high-speed blender, blend on high until smooth and emulsified.
- Taste test the dressing, adjust the flavors as needed.
*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 one cup of dressing
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