Oil Free Balsamic Dressing

October 13, 2012

in Dips & Spreads, Gluten Free, Recipes, Sides & Salads

 

 

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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

Ingredients

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

Directions

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

  • http://www.whatcanbegained.com kaci@ www.whatcanbegained.com

    This is absolutely brilliant! I don’t know how I missed this recipe! I have been following you for years and thought I can looked through all your recipes!

  • Laura Jernigan

    Does using the nutritional yeast alter the flavor by much or can it be left out?

    • https://busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      It helps to thicken it. You don’t taste it too much as the balsamic taste is strong. Just might be more watery without it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MyCHuPaCHuP Shannon Moana Morgan

    How long does this keep?

  • http://www.facebook.com/MyCHuPaCHuP Shannon Moana Morgan

    How long does this keep?

    • https://busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      It should keep at least a week.

  • Sheri

    Just checking–do you add the dates to the blender, or just 1/4 cup of the date water?

    • https://busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

       You add the dates, and the date water 🙂

    • Sheri

       Never mind!  I found a Whole Foods you tube that cleared it up for me!  Going to go make this now!

  • Cootslynden

    What is nutritional yeast?

  • Sheri

    You dont mention the dates in the ingredients.  How many do you use?

    • https://busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      Thanks for catching that! Edited it. Its 3 Tbsp chopped dates reconstituted in 1 cup boiling water.

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