Monday, September 12, 2011

No-Oil Salad Dressings

Drumroll, please....At last, I'm presenting the "healthy dressings" you have been waiting for. Aren't they beautiful? They taste beautiful, too! Plus they are super simple to make in your blender. You can easily adjust the the flavors by tweaking the seasonings to your tastes. Save vinegar jars when they are empty to put the dressings in.

Tomato-Basil Dressing

2 roma tomatoes, cored
1 red bell pepper, cored
1/3 c. red wine vinegar
1/3 c. sundried tomatoes, coarsely chopped
6-8 basil leaves
Juice of 1 lemon
Dash of sea salt
~1 c. water

Blend 1st seven ingredients and half of the water until smooth. Add more water until you attain the desired consistency. Refrigerate unused portions. Makes about 3 cups.

Orange Peach Mango Dressing
1 c. sliced peaches, peeled
1 c. sliced mangoes, peeled
1 c. orange juice
1/2 c. rice vinegar
1 Tb. grated fresh ginger

Blend until smooth. If needed, add water for a desirable consistency. Refrigerate unused portions. Makes about 3 cups.

Creamy Avocado Dressing
2 avocadoes, peeled and pitted
Juice of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 lime
1 tsp. lime zest
1 cucumber
~1/2 c. water
1/4 c. chopped cilantro
1/2 to 1 tsp. chili powder
Dash of sea salt

Blend all ingredients together until smooth, adjusting water to get desired consistency. Refrigerate unused portions. Makes 3+ cups.

To your health and happiness,


  1. How long will the creamy avocado dressing keep in the fridge? I made this yesterday and it was one of the best things I've ever tasted. Like a salad on top of a salad!

  2. I only recently discovered this post and love the creamy avocado dressing! I've made it quite a few times now. Thanks for the recipe!


  3. Thank you, thank you, thank you. My poor abused taste buds thank you too. Your tomato basil dressing is amazing and I even had to make a few panic subs (powdered dried tomatoes for the sun dried, dried basil and bottled lemon juice for fresh). I'm trying to get adjusted to the Pound of Cure food plan and just can't face any more dressing-less salads. Did I mention, thank you?!