Creamy Herb Salad Dressing – This Creamy Herb Salad Dressing is creamy, delicious, and the perfect way to spruce up your salad! While creamy dressings usually allude to dairy, this Salad Dressing Recipe uses special dairy-free ingredients to keep it creamy, without the need for any dairy at all!
Healthy and tasty, this recipe is anti-inflammatory, gut-friendly, and easy peasy to make! Want to learn more? Keep reading!
Creamy Herb Salad Dressing
Let’s be honest, dressing is a must-do final step before indulging in a hearty, tasty salad. Plain, dressing-free salads just aren’t all that tasty! However, most salad dressings have the power to transform a once good for you, nutritious salad, into more of a junk food instead of a healthy choice. This is why we started making our own salad dressing from home!
Rich and creamy, this latest hemp seed creation is super easy to make. Unlike most salad dressings, the creaminess doesn’t come from buttermilk or dairy-based cream (we firmly believe that dairy does not do the body any favors), instead, it comes from two, totally dairy-free sources that might not expect…
How to Make Dairy-Free Salad Dressing
Like mentioned above, this Creamy Herb Salad Dressing is totally dairy-free, and actually vegan except for the small amount of honey used. While we ditched the dairy in this recipe, we most definitely did NOT ditch the creamy texture or flavor. So what ingredients give this Salad Dressing Recipe Healthy it’s creamy dairy-free texture?
Pine nuts, despite their misleading name, are actually not nuts at all. They are actually seeds! When puréed, they help to create a smooth and creamy texture, with a neutral flavor base. They’re also full of protein, magnesium, iron, and more. Delicious and nutritious! They really are a must-have for vegan or dairy-free diets.
Hemp seeds are a staple in our diets, and an ingredient we use regularly for a multitude or reasons! Much like pine nuts, hemp seeds offer a creamy base with a neutral flavor, and LOADS of health benefits!
Incredibly versatile, we love using hemp seeds to top our Homemade Coconut Yogurt, blend into smoothies, make hemp milk, and much more!
How to Store Homemade Salad Dressing
Here at Clean Cuisine, we are all about cooking once, and eating twice! Maintaining a healthy diet can quickly become time consuming, so making extra for leftovers is a must!
This Homemade Salad Dressing is perfect for keeping on hand to quickly top a salad, or can even be used as a spread, or dip for a variety of meals and snacks!
This Creamy Herb Salad Dressing will keep nicely in the fridge for about 4 or 5 days if you store it in an air tight container. Mason jars are great for sauces, dips and dressings.
Favorite Salads to Pair with our Salad Dressing Recipe
This Creamy Herb Salad Dressing is generally very tasty on a variety of salads. It offers a neutral flavor that can be paired with an array of salad mixtures! However, we’ll always have our favorite pairings that we simply can’t resist sharing…
Salad with Roasted Vegetables: Full of flavor, and much easier to digest for those with sensitive stomachs, this Salad with Roasted Vegetables is definitely one to try.
Garden Salad: This Garden Salad is the perfect go-to recipe for a quick side salad for dinner, and can even be enjoyed as the main-course of a meal!
Salad with Chicken Recipe Easy: This Salad with Chicken Recipe Easy is not only simple, but it’s incredibly tasty, and packed with nutrients that will keep you satisfied.
Dressing as a Dip or Sauce
Leftovers combined with a touch of laziness got me to quickly thinking about how tasty it would be as a sauce for different types of meals. Of course there is no reason this healthy homemade salad dressing can’t step up to the plate as a party dip.
We’ve been loving our Creamy Herb Salad Dressing on…
Slow Cooked Salmon with Citrus: This particular recipe for slow cooked salmon combines the brightness of citrus with the crispness of white wine
Recipe for Chicken Nuggets: Recipe for Chicken Nuggets are delicious enough that the whole family will love them. Plus, our recipe for chicken nuggets is gluten free!
Recipe for Tater Tots: My Recipe for Tater Tots uses sweet potatoes (making them AIP), and are fried in the air fryer for a gut-friendly, delicious rendition.
Feel Free to Mix it Up!
As with my other homemade salad dressing recipes, you do not need to follow the recipe for this one exact; there is always a little room for negotiation when it comes to making salad dressing. I always suggest you taste as you go.
And as for the water called for in the recipe, if you want a thicker dressing (as I did), simply add less water and if you want a thinner one add a bit more.
Creamy Herb Salad Dressing
While creamy dressings usually rely on dairy, this Creamy Herb Salad Dressing uses dairy-free ingredients to keep it creamy and delicious!
- Prep Time: 8 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 8 minutes
- Yield: 4–5 servings 1x
- 1/3 cup water, plus more if you want a thinner consistency
- 1/4 cup
- 1/2 cup pine nuts
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons
- 2 teaspoons raw honey
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 tablespoons fresh thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- Unrefined salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and process until smooth and creamy.
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Leftovers keep nicely in the fridge for 4 or 5 days if stored in a mason jar.
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Thursday 21st of May 2015
I made this as soon as I saw this in my email today. Delicious and so rich and creamy. This along with your herbed green goddess dressing will be one of my favourite staple dressings. Thanks so much for sharing Paula
Tuesday 26th of May 2015
Awww, thank you so much for your sweet comment Paula! You just made my day =)