Brimming with zesty garlic deliciousness and tangy goodness, this healthy, homemade Oil Free Creamy Garlic Dressing will make garlic lovers everywhere rejoice! It’s a POW of garlic that will have you jumping for joy with the first bite, making it this week’s awesome Whip It Up Wednesday recipe. Mix and match your favorite salad fixing, drizzle on this wholesome dressing, and get ready for an awesome meal.
Whole Food Plant Based, vegan, plant based, oil free, refined sugar free, gluten free, and no highly processed ingredients.
Hi there, Ameera here!
This week’s Whip It Up Wednesday is our Oil Free Creamy Garlic Dressing. We are a garlic-loving family! We put garlic in just about everything. In this dressing, we used a combination of raw garlic and garlic powder rather than all raw garlic to ensure a smooth garlic-loving experience.
Raw garlic is great for you; however, sometimes it can have a sharp bite to it. We wanted to make sure we tempered the bite by combining it with some garlic powder.
Garlic powder has a mellow garlic flavor so it paired well with raw garlic ensuring a pleasant and well-rounded garlic flavor.
If you have made any of our recipes, you may see a consistent theme in our recipes.
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- dried minced onions.
This flavor trio adds a lot of flavor, but it also does an excellent job of balancing flavors. Since we do not use oil in our recipes, sometimes recipes need a balancer to counteract acidity – especially in more acidic recipes like a dressing. This terrific trio of flavors does the trick nicely.
We did not use dried minced onions in this recipe – total shocker, I know. However, we found we simply didn’t need it, but it is definitely a favorite in our spice cupboard.
If you are not familiar with dried minced onions, we highly recommend them. They make a huge difference in flavor balancing.
Whip it up Wednesday
As you already know, every Wednesday, we feature a quick and easy recipe that can be “whipped up” in 20 minutes or less. This recipe can be made in about 5 minutes, which really helps speed things up in the kitchen.
Veggie Bowl Fun
We love this dressing! Here’s how we created our salad:
- Salad greens
- Brown rice pasta
- Sliced tomatoes
- Carrot ribbons
- Julienned bell peppers
- Cannellini beans
- Black olives
- Sliced Radishes
- Quartered artichoke hearts
- Sliced red onions
- Cucumber ribbons
- Hemp seeds
- Oil Free Creamy Garlic Dressing
We hope you enjoy our new Whip It Up Wednesday quick and easy ideas!
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Brimming with zesty garlic and tangy goodness, this healthy, homemade Oil Free Creamy Garlic Dressing will make garlic lovers everywhere rejoice!
- ½ cup distilled white vinegar
- ¼ cup tahini
- ¼ cup organic maple syrup (+/-) *
- 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 Tablespoons white miso *
- 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
- ¾ teaspoon sea salt (+/-) *
- Place all the Base Ingredients and Spice/Herb Ingredients into a bowl, whisk until emulsified and smooth.
- Taste test and add adjust seasonings/ingredients accordingly. Serve over your favorite salad greens.
*White Miso: We used Miso Master Organic Mellow White Premium Lite Miso, Certified Gluten Free. Miso really lends itself to balancing flavors when you don’t use oil. You can also use chickpea miso for a soy free version.
*Sea Salt: Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.
*Serving: Makes approximately 1 ¾ cups of dressing.
*Storage: Refrigerate and use within 5 days.
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