Creamy Vegan Italian Dressing
This tangy, creamy & rich vegan Italian dressing is a great healthy condiment to have on hand ! Super easy to make, & only a few basic ingredients needed.
Servings 6 people ( 2 tablespoon / serving )
- ½ cup raw cashews *( see notes for substitutions )
- ⅓ cup water
- ¼ cup white wine vinegar **
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup ***
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard ****
- 1 clove garlic minced
- salt and pepper to taste
Presoak your cashews overnight, or in hot water for 20 minutes to soften them. This step is especially important if you are not using a high-speed blender ( like Vitamix or Nutribullet ).
In your blender, add in all ingredients and blend until smooth. If the dressing is too thick, add water, a tablespoon at a time to reach desired consistency. That's all !
*Cashews - Make sure to use raw cashews in this recipe. Raw almonds or raw sunflower seeds can be used to place for a nut-free version.
**White wine vinegar - Can be substituted for red wine vinegar. Use lemon juice instead to make it alcohol-free.
***Maple syrup - Any kinds of liquid sweetener like agave syrup or even honey can be used, if not vegan. Liquid stevia will work too, but you will only need a few drops.
****Dijon mustard - Yellow mustard or a small pinch of mustard powder can be used in a pinch.
Storing - Refrigerate leftover vegan Italian dressing in mason jars or sealed containers for up to a week. It is also freezable too and can be frozen for 3 months.
To freeze, transfer dressing to ice cube trays and place it in the freezer for a few hours until they are frozen. You can now transfer them to any containers or zip-top bags before freezing them.
Reheating - When you are ready to use, let them defrost completely, either in the fridge or in the microwave. You will need to run it through the blender before using.
Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg