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25 Best Vegan Salad Dressings for Plant-Based Diets

Looking for a delicious and healthy way to dress up your salads? Check out these vegan salad dressings!

From creamy, light options to rich, tangy goodness, they’ll make any bowl of greens taste decadent.

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25 Vegan Salad Dressing Recipes That Don’t Disappoint

Salads deserve better than just the same old bottled dressing.

And it’s so much easier than you think to make dressings at home – including vegan recipes!

So, in this roundup, you’ll find classic favorites and a few newbies that might just surprise you.

Ready to jazz up your dinner? Let’s make some vegan salad dressings!

1. Vegan Thousand Island Dressing

Need an oil- and dairy-free dressing that still packs a punch? Look no further with this vegan thousand island dressing recipe!

This dressing is tangy and sweet with a creamy texture. It tastes like you’re indulging in something much more decadent than a salad.

It’s so bold and flavorful that you won’t need to add anything else. Just this dressing, your veggies, and you’re ready to go!

2. Easy Vegan Ranch Dressing

I’m always looking for ways to add healthy options to my diet without sacrificing taste.

That’s why I was so psyched when I found this easy vegan ranch recipe.

This recipe tastes so much better than the store-bought ones. Plus, it’s soy-free, nut-free, and gluten-free.

It works as a salad dressing or a dip for your favorite snacks!

3. Vegan Caesar Dressing

Let’s be real, there are few things worse than a dry, flavorless salad.

But who has time to make a gourmet dressing from scratch on a busy day? No one, that’s who.

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Enter this 5-minute vegan Caesar salad dressing. With just six ingredients, you can whip up this delicious dressing on a whim!

4. Vegan Blue Cheese Dressing

Forget the dairy! This blue cheese dressing recipe is creamy, tangy, and chunky.

It pairs perfectly with salads and goes well as a dip for savory dishes.

This recipe is made with tofu, lemon juice, vinegar, onion powder, dill, and more.

The combination of ingredients in this recipe captures the authentic blue cheese flavors!

5. Catalina Dressing

This healthy and vibrant Catalina dressing is oh-so-delicious!

It’s a fast and easy recipe that’s nutritious, sugar-free, and packed with flavor. A quick blend of herbs, spices, and more is all you need.

The best part? Its uses are endless, so it can dress up any salad or as a dipping sauce for veggies.

Take your tastebuds on a trip to flavor town with this tangy and sweet dressing.

6. Vegan Coleslaw Dressing

If you love traditional mayo-based slaw, don’t worry, I haven’t left you behind!

This recipe is just as light and flavorful as classic slaw dressing. But it’s vegan and way better for you, and it only takes 10 minutes.

Delight your tastebuds with the crunchy freshness with this easy recipe!

7. Creamy Tahini Dressing

If you love tahini, this dressing is for you. It’s simple to make and goes with nearly everything.

The main ingredient in this dressing is, of course, tahini. It has a nutty flavor and is high in protein and healthy fats.

The addition of lemon juice adds a bright citrus flavor that pairs perfectly with honey.

And the olive oil helps create a creamy consistency for this flavorful dressing.

This tahini dressing recipe is velvety, delicious, and nutritious. What more could you want?

8. Vegan Honey Mustard

I love good honey mustard. It’s sweet, tangy, and fantastic for salads or dipping nuggets, veggies, and more!

But what if I told you that you could recreate those flavors in a vegan version?

That’s right. This recipe uses agave syrup instead of honey and vegan mayo as an alternative.

The best part? This recipe is super easy to prepare. You just need four ingredients and 2 minutes!

9. Homemade Italian Dressing

I love making my own salad dressings so I can adjust the flavors to my liking.

And this zesty Italian delight is actually one of my favorite salad dressing recipes with olive oil.

The blend of vinegar, oil, herbs, and seasonings hit all the right notes. And it’s amazing on any leafy greens or stuffed avocados.

I make sure to have a jar of this dressing on hand at all times. It’s so quick to whip up and lasts for weeks!

10. Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette

Yes, there are million different ways to season your salad. But this balsamic vinaigrette is an all-time favorite!

It has a tangy, sweet, and rich flavor that makes any food taste fresh and delicious.

This dressing is perfect for salads, but you can also use it as a marinade. Plus, it only uses six ingredients and 5 minutes to prepare.

11. Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

Who doesn’t love lemon poppy seed dressing? It’s tart, tangy, fresh, and delicious.

It’s velvety fresh with a bit of zing that’ll surely make your tastebuds dance with delight.

This dressing captures the fresh flavors of summer to brighten up a gloomy day.

12. Asian Salad Dressing

Capture the vibrant and bold flavors of Asian cuisine with this vegan Asian salad dressing.

It combines zesty punch with a bit of umami. These flavors pair perfectly with an array of salads and even as a dip.

I’ve been making this in bulk because it goes well with different salads and dishes.

It contrasts the fresh crunch of veggies, and it’s great for drizzling over grilled vegetables.

13. Vegan French Dressing

Making homemade French dressing is super easy! It’s a major upgrade over bottled dressings that are healthier and fresher.

This dressing is full of bold, sweet, tangy flavor with a buttery consistency that amps up your salad dishes.

Pair it with your favorite veggies or serve it as a dip for a tasty experience!

14. Vegan Chipotle Ranch

There’s something about ranch dressing that just feels comforting. I’m always searching for a twist on the classic to amp up the flavors.

But then I stumbled across this recipe for vegan chipotle ranch dressing. And let me tell you, it’s nothing short of incredible.

This recipe takes the tangy, savory goodness and adds a spicy kick from the chipotle pepper.

It’s perfect for salads, cruditès, and anything else you want to dip.

15. Green Goddess Tahini Dressing

Bring your salads to life with this green goddess tahini dressing. It’s a fantastic twist on the classic tahini dressing with the addition of fresh herbs.

It’s got some zest and a lot of creaminess, so it goes great on anything.

It’s a tasty addition to anything from salads to dips to roasted veggie drizzle!

I know you’ll love this recipe as much as I do!

16. Peanut Sauce 

This is the best peanut sauce I’ve ever had! It’s creamy, tangy, slightly sweet, with the right amount of spice, and just downright delicious.

Thanks to only six wholesome ingredients, this sauce will have you licking your plate clean.

Pair it with your Asian-inspired salads, serve it as a dip, or use it as a marinade.

17. Avocado Ranch Dressing

Ranch dressing is life-changing. It’s perfect on salads, sliders, and it makes a great dip for veggies and chips. It’s creamy, tangy, and delicious.

The only problem? Not everyone can eat dairy products!

If you’re looking for an alternative to dairy-heavy ranch dressing, you’ll love this recipe.

It uses avocados instead of mayo or sour cream for the dressing base. It recreates that thick, creamy texture without sacrificing taste.

18. Maple Dijon Dressing

You can’t go wrong with a good salad, but dressings make or break it.

You want something flavorful but not too overpowering and enhance the flavor of your salad.

This maple dijon dressing is the answer! It’s perfectly tangy and sweet, and it’s also totally vegan and oil-free. 

The dressing tastes indulgent, yet it’s also a healthy option.

19. Vegan Greek Dressing

Ever tried making your own salad dressing at home? If not, you’ll be surprised to learn how easy it can be.

This homemade vegan Greek dressing is absolutely delicious and so healthy for you.

Plus, it only takes four ingredients to make, and you probably already have them all in your pantry.

You’ll never go back to store-bought salad dressings after this!

20. Yum Yum Dressing

Do you want your dressing to be creamy and rich but not too heavy? Savory and fresh, but not too overpowering?

This vegan yum yum dressing combines the best of all worlds: creamy, tangy, and savory!

The best part is that it’s super versatile. It’s the perfect addition to vegan sushi bowls, drizzled over veggies, and more.

21. Easy Peanut Salad Dressing

This creamy, slightly spicy dressing is perfect for a Thai-inspired salad of mixed greens and other veggies.

Bonus, this peanut dressing is multi-use! Add it to ramen and curry, use it for stir-fries, or serve it as a dip.

It’s so easy. You just throw everything into a blender and wait until smooth. 

22. Easy Homemade Vinaigrette

Transform the plain ol’ salad with this easy homemade vinaigrette.

This recipe is one of the easiest dressings you can make. But it can stir up any dish into a gourmet experience!

Nothing compares to the burst of flavors this dressing offers, yet it’s so simple.

It only requires a combination of oil, vinegar, lemon juice, herbs, and spices.

23. Strawberry Vinaigrette

Brighten up your day with a burst of fresh flavors from this strawberry vinaigrette recipe!

This summery dressing has the perfect zing of sweetness and tartness. It makes even the most boring salad taste irresistible.

Try this easy dressing today, and enjoy a unique take on a classic vinaigrette.

24. Hummus Salad Dressing

I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge fan of hummus. I love to dip my veggies in it and spread it on crackers.

But recently, I discovered a new way to enjoy this delicious spread: as a salad dressing.

It’s crazy that something this yummy is ready in just five minutes. 

All you do is whisk together three ingredients: hummus, mustard, and lemon juice.

Then toss the dressing with your favorite salad greens and serve.

25. Cilantro Lime Dressing

Cilantro lime dressing will make your taste buds want to dance the mamba.

It’s made with fresh ingredients with natural sweetness. And it has just enough spice from the jalapeño for some kick.

This dressing perfectly complements salads and a great marinade for fish and chicken.

25 Best Vegan Salad Dressings for Plant-Based Diets

These vegan salad dressings are light, fresh, and delicious! From ranch to Caesar to blue cheese, you can still have your favorite dressings on a plant-based diet.


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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