Creamy vegan dill salad dressing is easy to make, vegan and completely free of nuts, oil and dairy! Great as a salad dressing or dip, this recipe will definitely become a new staple in your home. Add a secret punch of protein to your favorite salad!
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Have you ever made homemade dressing? It's SO easy, grab your blender and get to it! Everyone needs a quick and creamy dressing recipe in their arsenal.
This is so much better than anything you can find in the store, and let's be real... there's no store-bought vegan ranch out there that really hits the mark. It's rich, flavorful and slight tangy, the perfect mix!
Vegan Dill Salad Dressing is made with wholesome and healthy ingredients and requires no mayo or oil. Pair it with your favorite salad, veggie sticks or basically anything made with buffalo sauce, like these Buffalo Egg Rolls!
Hidden Protein! You'll never have to wonder where vegans get their protein again! With a base of silken tofu & hemp hearts this dressing is packing in the protein like no other dressing of it's kind. (26g for whole recipe or 3g per 3 tablespoon serving! source: myfitnesspal)
Let's chat about what goes in this vegan salad dressing recipe:
- extra firm silken tofu- Use a shelf stable variety like, Mori-Nu. It's my favorite variety and I always have a case of these on hand. (yup... a CASE)
- hemp hearts- Hemp hearts are the secret ingredient here that makes this dressing feel extra decadent. No need to soak any cashews and skip the oil of a vegan mayo, but get all the same creaminess.
- apple cider vinegar
- garlic powder
- dried dill
- sea salt
More on Hemp Hearts-
Also known as hemp seeds, these tiny, slightly nutty bits are a powerhouse of nutrition. They are rich in protein, magnesium, manganese, iron and omega-3s & omega-6 fatty acids!
Hemp seeds are my favorite way to add a boost of nutrition to everyday foods, like dressings, smoothies and oatmeal! They are also a great swap for cashews in recipes as they keep recipes nut-free and require no soaking before blending!
How to make Vegan Dill Dressing
Making a vegan dill salad dressing is as easy as dumping everything into your blender and blending until it's as smooth as you can get it. Take some breaks to push down the sides if you need to. But that's about the extent of the effort you need to put out, the ultimate lazy meal prepping.
- Make it Ranch- transform this dill dressing into ranch by adding 2 teaspoons parsley and 1 teaspoon onion powder and pepper to taste.
- Skip the soy- no tofu on hand or have an intolerance? You can swap the tofu for ½ cup of vegan mayo or a vegan unsweetened plain yogurt. (If making this swap, start with ¼ cup of water and increase to desired consistency as needed.)
- Extra creamy- Like your salad dressings to feel extra rich? Swap the water for unsweetened soy milk, to take this dressing to a whole other level.
Any blender should work for this recipe. I personally like to use my Vitamix One blender for the smoothest result.
This dill dressing will keep for up to a week in an air tight container in the fridge.
This healthy dill dressing can be enjoyed as a salad dressing or a dip along with chopped veggies! I personally love it along side some buffalo chickpea egg rolls or on veggie burgers!
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Creamy Vegan Dill Salad Dressing
- ½ block extra firm silken tofu about 168g shelf stable variety like, Mori-Nu
- ¼ cup hemp hearts
- ½ lemon, juiced about 2 tablespoons of juice
- 1 tablspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried dill
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ⅓ cup water
- Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until very smooth and creamy, stopping to push down sides if needed.