Creamy Italian Salad Dressing dairy-free of course :-)

Any kind of oil other than grapeseed, olive or coconut really bothers me (and Andy, and Zoe, and Ashley). For instance when I try to make vegan frosting with those shortenings they sell in the health food store we all end up… Well, lets just say it upsets our stomachs 😉 Same with any kind of store bought salad dressing. So even though there are “healthy” and organic, and even dairy-free salad dressings you can buy, I always make my own.
Fortunately it only takes a few minutes to blend a great salad dressing like this creamy Italian dressing. I’ve been meaning to post this one for a while now, but since we usually have it at dinner, and it’s been dark at 4:30, I didn’t have any light for a photo. But today we ate it for lunch, and now I can’t wait to share the recipe with you :-)
Creamy Italian Dressing
dairy-free of course 😉
Add to food processor, Blendtec, or Magic Bullet:
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup plain cashews (not roasted or seasoned)
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tsp Chia Seeds (loaded with calcium and omegas 3 & 6)
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
♥, Kelly
PS I had to mention that I make this dressing in my Magic Bullet, which I can’t believe is working. Last week I tried to make a dip in my Magic Bullet that was way too thick for it’s capability, and it started to smoke, then stopped working! I was so sad, thinking I had killed my Magic Bullet. The next day I got it out to see if it had come back to life, and it had! Yay! :-)


  1. says

    I just found your blog… and I think I’m going to love it! {grin}

    We are huge coconut oil fans and cashews are amazing! I use them in so many dressing, sauces, cheese alternatives, ect.

    Thanks for sharing and look forward to reading more!


  2. says

    Oh my goodness, I’ve been looking for a good salad dressing recipe! My salads have been plenty boring lately, but this will definitely make me look more forward to my daily green intake. :)

  3. Arlee says

    This dressing was so good!!! I usually am very picky with salad dressings and this was excellent! Thanks =)

  4. Janet says

    I was looking for a healthy dressing to make using coconut oil and my Bragg’s apple cider vinegar- and yours is amazing. I did not use pecans as I had none, and used my Braggs seasoning with sea salt and garlic, but it is so delicious!
    I am serving it tonight on mixed greens including baby kale, grilled portobello mushrooms, and tomatoes and peppers from my garden. Thank you for the inspiration!

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