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22 Oil-Free Salad Dressing and Sauce

I’ve got some of the best oil-free salad dressing and sauce recipes for your next plant-based meal.

It’s extremely hard to find oil-free sauces and dressings at your local grocery store so why not make your own!

These oil-free salad dressings and sauces come together in just minutes and store in the fridge for convenience so there’s no excuse for not whipping together your own.

I had no idea it was so easy to blend the ingredients together and keep them in the fridge for our meals.

It makes busy weeknight dinners so much faster to have the dressings and sauces ready to eat.

22 Oil-Free Salad Dressing and Sauce

Most of these dressings and sauces use a high-speed blender to blend the ingredients together in just seconds. 

Having a high-speed blender is important for anyone eating a plant-based diet.

We’ve been using this Nutribullet but having a Vitamix would be even better yet. 

Let’s take a look at super simple oil-free salad dressings and sauces you can start making today!

Veg Mayonnaise (Eggless & Vegan) » Dassana’s Veg Recipes

Veg Mayonnaise (Eggless & Vegan)
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This oil-free salad dressing with vegan eggless mayo whips up in minutes and stores great in the fridge.

Pizza Sauce Recipe | Homemade Pizza Sauce » Dassana’s Veg Recipes

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Nothing but fresh and bright ingredients in this plant-based pizza sauce, perfect for your next vegan pizza.

Vegan Lemon Miso Tahini Dressing

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This rich, tangy, Vegan Lemon Miso Tahini Dressing is AMAZING and a great sauce for virtually any dish. Use it to top pasta, salads, Buddha Bowls, and more! It is a versatile sauce you’ll want to make every week — luckily it takes less than 5 minutes to make!

5 minute Avocado Cilantro Dressing

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This Avocado Cilantro Dressing is super healthy and is full of deliciousness. Thick & creamy. Ready in 5 minutes. This is going to be your new favorite. Use it as a dip, slather it on a sandwich, or use it as a chutney. Trust me you are going to be hooked on this!!!

Vegan Italian Dressing

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This creamy and zesty Vegan Italian Dressing is the perfect easy oil-free dressing for any salad. Quick, nut-free, and totally delicious, this sauce is a great go-to sauce that’s much more exciting than vinegar and healthier than any store-bought dressing.

Oil-Free Vegan Ranch Dip & Dressing [Nut-Free]

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A creamy, tangy and flavorful Oil-Free Vegan Ranch Dip and Dressing made with silken tofu that’s lower in both calories and fat than the traditional! With no gluten, no dairy, no nuts, and no added sugar, you’ll want to use this oil-free ranch on everything!

Other related recipe: 5-Minute Avocado Ranch Dressing

Vegan Honey Mustard [Oil-Free] – Watch Learn Eat

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When you see how easy this 5-minute, 4-ingredient vegan “honey” mustard is to make, you’ll never go back to store-bought again. This dairy-free “honey” mustard doubles as both a dressing and dipping sauce and is perfect for salads, bowls, sandwiches, wraps, veggie burgers, vegan nuggets, tofu bites and more! This version is also oil-free and lower in both fat and calories than the traditional.

Ginger-Turmeric Dressing (Trader Joe’s Copycat)

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This copycat version of Trader Joe’s Almond-Turmeric dressing is made with ground turmeric, fresh lemon, ginger, and garlic, and has just a hint of sweetness from maple syrup.

Nut-Free Vegan Ranch Dressing (Oil-Free)

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Creamy and tangy Nut-Free Vegan Ranch Dressing made from affordable ingredients you can find at any store. Perfect for pouring, slathering, and dipping!

Vegan Buffalo Sauce [No Butter or Oil]

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It’s tangy, flavorful and actually SPICY! This vegan Buffalo sauce is made using only 6 ingredients and ready in 5 minutes! No oil or butter!

Vegan Sriracha Mayo w/ Nut Free Option [Oil Free]

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A creamy, spicy mayo that’s perfect for spreading and dunking! This vegan sriracha mayo is made using heart-healthy ingredients, no oil required, and ready in just 5 minutes!

Roasted Salsa Verde Mexicana Restaurant Recipe

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This super simple Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde Recipe is easy, no fuss, no muss because its made in an Instant Pot! This tastes JUST like Chipotle Tomatillo Salsa, their version of Salsa Verde / medium salsa as they call it. This medium-heat copycat recipe is easy, flavorful, and so delicious pair this with some Chips or a condiment to your Burrito bowl. Sure to become everyone’s favorite salsa.

Nut Free Pesto Sauce [Vegan+Oil Free] – This Healthy Kitchen

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Three ways to do pesto, all without oil! From classic basil, to zesty cilantro and a rich parsley option with sun-dried tomato and olives.

Creamy Balsamic Dressing (Vegan & Oil-Free!)

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Cashews and sweet balsamic glaze make this Creamy Balsamic Dressing irresistible. You can whip up this delicious dressing in less than 15 minutes.

Citrus Tahini Dressing (Oil Free, Dairy Free)

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This creamy dressing is the perfect drizzle for all of your leafy greens. Oil-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and sugar-free.

Creamy Cilantro Avocado Dressing

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A healthy salad dressing with lots of fresh cilantro and creamy avocado; silken tofu adds a protein boost and additional creaminess. A healthier alternative to store-bought salad dressing.

Southwest Vegan Ranch Dressing

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A creamy, tangy, herby, dairy-free ranch dressing with a hint of southwest flavors. This dressing is super versatile! Try it on salads, burgers, baked potatoes, stirred into soup, as a dip for raw veggies or french fries…the possibilities are endless!

10-Minute Peanut Sauce

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This creamy peanut sauce can be served as a dipping sauce for spring rolls, stir fry sauce, or over rice dishes. With no cooking required, it’s ready in 10-minutes flat!Get Recipe

Homemade Whole30 BBQ Sauce

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Homemade sugar free BBQ sauce is one of the easiest condiments to make at home. Learn how to make it in a jiffy with just a handful of pantry staples and without refined sugar!Get Recipe

Vegan Thousand Island Dressing (Oil-Free)

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This vegan Thousand Island Oil-Free Dressing is creamy, flavorful and much healthier than store-bought varieties. Now you can have that classic dressing without all the unnecessary ingredients.

Creamy Vegan Italian Dressing

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Enjoy a salad that’s truly guilt-free with this Vegan Italian Dressing. You’ll skip out on a ton of calories & fat while keeping that classic zesty flavor we all love. This creamy dressing is gluten-free, oil-free & dairy-free.

Let me know in the comments below which dressing is your favorite!

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