Need a vegan salad dressing? These ideas bring life to any type of salad! Pick from vinaigrettes, creamy dressings, zesty sauces and more.
Making a salad and want it to be plant-based? Add a vegan salad dressing! Many salad dressing recipes rely on dairy for creaminess and flavor. But there are plenty of solid vegan choices that will make your salad sing! This list has a little bit of everything: tangy vinaigrettes, creamy sauces made with tahini, and vegan versions of classics like Caesar and ranch. Whatever the salad: we’ve got your dressing!
And now…15 vegan salad dressing ideas!
Making tahini salad dressing could not be simpler! This one works as a sauce for drizzling or a creamy salad dressing. Just whisk together tahini and fresh lemon juice, then add olive oil, salt, and a bit of maple syrup to balance the flavors.
In this vegan ranch dressing recipe, cashew cream is the star! It adds richness and helps the dressing adhere to the lettuce and vegetables. Add to the cashew cream some delicious spices: garlic powder, onion powder, and dried dill. It tastes delicious right away, but refrigerate a few hours to let the flavors meld and to set the texture.
Balsamic vinaigrette is a naturally vegan salad dressing! And there’s something special about this one. It’s creamy, tangy, a little bit sweet, and has that “something” that keeps you coming back. When you're not sure what to drizzle on a salad, make this! It's easy to whisk together and perfectly creamy.
Here’s a vegan salad dressing that’s seriously creamy, umami-packed, and irresistible: meet your perfect Vegan Caesar Dressing! You won’t believe the flavor here: it’s just as satisfying as a classic Caesar, no Parmesan, mayo or anchovies required. All you need is 5 minutes and a blender!
This zippy Italian salad dressing is naturally vegan and a family stand-by. The flavor is zesty and bright, full of garlic, white wine vinegar, and olive oil, balanced with just a hint of sweetness. Add Italian herbs and it makes any salad that much better!
This vegan Dijon mustard dressing is a top go-to salad dressing because it's so easy and versatile! There’s no lemon juice squeezing or garlic mincing required: all you need is a few ingredients that are probably already in your pantry. There's something special about the flavor: it’s perfectly balanced, tangy and savory.
Everyone needs a good lemon vinaigrette salad dressing recipe! This zingy vinaigrette is full of citrus flavor, and great for Mediterranean-inspired salads. It tastes like pure lemon and gives all salads a refreshing zing.
This creamy, dreamy green vegan avocado salad dressing stars ripe green avocado, tangy lemon, and a secret ingredient: avocado oil! Avocado oil brings in an essence of pure avocado, at the same time being a fantastic oil to add to your pantry.
This vegan Poppy Seed Dressing is a revelation! There’s something about the way the acidity cuts through the sweet that makes this creamy dressing irresistible. It’s classic and a little nostalgic even, perfect for drizzling over just about any salad.
This Carrot Ginger Salad Dressing is packed with a punch of salty, savory, tangy, bright and sweet all at once! It incorporates Asian flavors like miso and rice vinegar, it’s got a twist: Mediterranean tahini brings in a creamy body to the dressing. Whip up a batch and you’ll love drizzling it on your meals all week long.
Looking for a standout vegan salad dressing recipe with everyone’s favorite vinegar? Try this Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing! Made with Dijon mustard and olive oil, it has the perfect creamy texture that doesn’t split and clings to salad greens perfectly.
This vegan salad dressing brings a citrus pop to all your salads: this Orange Vinaigrette! It’s got just the right zingy kick from the orange with a simple trick. It takes just 5 minutes to whip up with just a bowl and a whisk, and it takes your salads from everyday to extraordinary.
This Sesame Ginger Dressing is part sauce, part salad dressing: creamy and full-bodied, with a bright zing from rice vinegar and a spicy ginger finish. Take one bite and every part of your tongue lights up: it’s savory, salty, tart, and a little sweet all at once.
Fruity vinaigrette salad dressings are the perfect pair with a savory salad! This raspberry vinaigrette features fresh berries dressed up with a little balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and maple syrup. The result? The perfect blend of tart, savory, and sweet that will smother your salads to perfection.
Last up in our vegan salad dressings: try this Red Wine Vinaigrette! The round, robust flavor of red wine vinegar is ideal for salad dressing, and this one delivers. It’s zingy and bright, with a strong acidity from the vinegar and a sweetness from honey.
More vegan recipes and resources
Love eating plant based foods? These collections of vegan recipes offer ideas and inspiration for making mealtime delicious. Here are a few ideas to get started:
- Try all our top 40 Easy Vegan Recipes
- Make 25 Easy Vegan Dinner Recipes or 10 Vegan Bowls
- Eat through the day with Vegan Breakfast Ideas, Vegan Lunch Ideas, and Vegan Snacks
- Fill your sweet tooth with 20 Vegan Desserts Everyone Will Love
15 Vegan Salad Dressings
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 2 minutes
- Yield: 1 cup 1x
This tasty tahini dressing recipe takes 2 minutes to whisk up and works on anything! Drizzle on salads, bowl meals, and more. For more vegan dressings, scroll up.
- ½ cup tahini
- 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup, honey or sugar
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 5 tablespoons warm water
- Whisk together all ingredients, adding additional warm water if necessary to get it to come to a light and creamy consistency (this varies based on the texture of the tahini brand). Store up to 1 month refrigerated; bring to room temperature before serving (add a splash of water if it needs thinning out).
- Category: Dressing
- Method: No cook
- Cuisine: Dressing
- Diet: Vegan
Keywords: Vegan salad dressing
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