Vegan Oil-Free Creamy Italian Dressing. A delicious, homemade Creamy Italian Dressing that is vegan, raw, dairy-free, oil-free and soy-free! So good you will never need storebought again! Made with cashews, red wine vinegar and Italian dried herbs and ready in 5 minutes!
I don't eat salads very often, I'm more of a rice, beans and potato eater. However, I DO love salads when I do eat them and I love to load them up and drizzle on some amazing, creamy and bold-flavored dressing all over it. Most salad dressings are so loaded with oil, it's rather gross. This Vegan Oil-Free Creamy Italian Dressing will not have you missing the oil one bit.
This dressing was a reader request for her son who loves Italian dressing, but of course, consuming the oil versions are unhealthy. This one is not only oil-free, but it's made from healthy ingredients and all plant-based, as well as raw. Using raw cashews gives it the creamy factor and red wine vinegar and lemon juice give it that signature tart flavor. I added mustard powder, Italian dried seasoning, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, salt and just a small touch of syrup to help balance out the acidity. The result is a creamy, deeply-flavored and amazing.
It only takes 5 minutes to make too...just blend the raw cashews with the Italian herbs, spices, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, syrup, water and salt/pepper and boom, done. While it sure is delicious straight out of the blender, the true flavor is best after it has chilled and settled in the fridge for a bit. It reaches it's optimum flavor that way and thickens even more. It couldn't be easier either, just 8 ingredients (+ s&p and water)!
I hope you all love this Vegan Oil-Free Creamy Italian Dressing! Be sure to leave me feedback below after you make it and if you take a pic, I'd love to see it on Instagram or Facebook! Tag me #thevegan8 on Instagram, so I don't miss your pics!
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