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Looking for a vegan salad dressing recipe with no added oil? We’ve got you covered. Bursting with flavor from fruits, veggies, herbs, and spices, here are 14 delicious plant-based salad dressings, including classics like ranch, balsamic, Dijon, and lots more. They’re a snap to make and taste amazing.

Easy Vegan Ranch Dressing

Fragrant with fresh herbs, this scrumptious vegan ranch dressing gets its creaminess from your choice of tofu or cannellini beans.

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Creamy Corn Dressing with Dill and Chives

Pureed froze corn makes a surprisingly good base in this golden-hued, creamy dressing. Enjoy it on greens or mixed into potato or pasta salad.

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Light Thai Peanut Dressing

Blended eggplant and jarred roasted red pepper make for a velvety, richly flavorful low-fat peanut sauce that can make any salad a crave-worthy meal.

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Vegan Creamy Italian Dressing

This is a great basic dressing recipe. It uses pantry staples, such as chickpeas and dried Italian seasoning, and it’s ready in 10 minutes.

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Wasabi Orange Sauce

Fresh oranges steal the show in this succulent dressing, with peanut butter and wasabi sauce playing strong supporting roles.

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Date-Sweetened Mustard Dressing

This vegan version of honey mustard dressing uses date paste instead of honey and applesauce instead of mayo. The result: sweet-tangy perfection.

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Tahini Dipping Sauce

With just three ingredients—tahini, garlic, and lemon juice—plus salt and pepper, this nutty-flavored dressing is a great family-friendly recipe to have up your sleeve.

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Spicy Ranch Dressing

Salsa and apple cider vinegar kick up the flavor of this cashew-based vegan ranch dressing. To rev it up even more, add hot sauce.

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Cilantro-Cashew Dressing

The name of the game in this green cashew dressing is cilantro, and lots of it. This fresh and flavorful dressing tastes great drizzled over salads, rice bowls, and roasted veggies.

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2-Minute Oil-Free Balsamic Dressing

With intense flavors and a velvety texture, this easy balsamic dressing adds a zing to any salad.

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Creamy Cilantro-Garlic Dressing

If you’re a cilantro fan be sure to try this creamy tofu-based dressing. The herbal flavors work well with pasta, potatoes, grains, beans, and greens.

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24-Carrot Gold Dressing

The golden color of this dressing looks fabulous on the table. Tahini adds a nutty richness, maple syrup and carrot add sweetness, and fresh ginger and chickpea miso power it with pep.

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Cheesy Caesar Dressing

Kelp granules, garlic, capers, and cashews create a flavor profile that’s very similar to traditional caesar dressing. Grab those croutons and enjoy!

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"Magical" Applesauce Vinaigrette

The “magical” part of this heavenly vinaigrette is how robust and satisfying it is, without using any oil. This is a salad dressing you’ll make again and again.

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Classic Dijon Dressing

Transport yourself to the rolling hillsides of rural France with this oil-free salad topper that’s as tasty as it is visually appealing.

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Low-Fat Tahini Dressing

Blended zucchini is the secret ingredient in this fresh, luscious dressing, which delivers the creamy, nutty goodness of tahini with a fraction of the fat. Serve it at your next vegan Mediterranean feast!

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Karmen Kooyers6 months ago
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Thanks so much for these fantastic dressing recipes! Love the photos, too.

jodi Renaud12 months ago
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14 no oil dressings?!?! Where have you been all my life?!? Thank you so much! Going to eat a salad now!

Florence12 months ago
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About the « Classic Dijon Dressing »
Why do you write « Transport yourself to the rolling hillsides of rural France » ???? This dressing is not at all a French rural speciality ! I am French and believe me every one in France, rural or not, make this dressing, of course the non vegan : 3 table spoons of oil, one table spoon of vinagar and a small spoon of Dijon mustard, salt, pepper. You can add garlic, or onion or shallots.

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Lisa Esile, MS

Lisa Esile is an author, illustrator, blogger, vegetable gardener, and whole-food enthusiast with a special fondness for potatoes. She has a master’s degree in human nutrition and is passionate about showing people how to live happier, healthier lives. Lisa is the author of Reach your Big Calm and the co-author of Whose Mind Is It Anyway?.

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