Oil Free Balsamic Dressing

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This recipe is a slight modification from the Whole Foods Balsamic dressing recipe. It is my absolute favorite at the salad bar. You’d never guess it was oil-free! Seriously to-die for.  My favorite dressing recipe.

Oil Free Balsamic Dressing

Makes 2 cups


1 cup balsamic vinegar
3 Tbsp reduced sodium tamari (for gluten free) or soy sauce (not gluten free)
2 Tbsp dijon mustard
3 Tbsp nutritional yeast
2 tsp onion powder
1-2 cloves garlic, minced or grated (2 if you like it more garlicky)
3 Tbsp chopped pitted dates, reconstituted in 1 cup boiling water
1/4 cup reserved date water


Pour boiling water in mug and place chopped dates inside and let sit for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, add all the other ingredients to a blender (I used my Magic Bullet).  Sift out the dates from the hot water and add to the blender, in addition, add 1/4 cup of the date water to the blender. Blend it all together. Great over any kind of salad or steamed or roasted veggies.

Nutrition (per 2 Tbsp) Cals: 32 Fat: 0 g Carbs: 6g Fibre: 1g Sodium: 185mg Sugars: 4g Protein: 1g