Oil-Free Balsamic Dressing – Quick, Easy Vegan Recipe

Arugula Salad with Oil-Free Balsamic Dressing – Easy, Quick, Healthy, Plant-Based, Gluten-Free, Vegan Recipe

Easy |  Servings: 1 |  Ready In: 5 minutes |  Yield: 1 1/2 teaspoons

Here is an easy, quick oil-free recipe for Balsamic dressing. Nutritional yeast and mustard help create healthy, vegan creaminess.  Use this simple recipe on a plant-based Arugula garden salad, the Ultimate Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burgers, or Roasted Bell Peppers.


How it’s Done

To make the Oil-Free Balsamic Dressing: Use a small container that has a lid.  Combine all ingredients.  Place the lid on the container and shake until combined.  Serve and enjoy!

Yield: 1 1/2 teaspoons

Chef Katie’s Tips

Other Herbs: You can swap out the basil for other dried herbs like thyme, parsley, oregano, and chives.  You can even experiment with other mustard flavors like sweet mustard, spicy brown, or stone ground.

Umami Flavor: The nutritional yeast provides healthy, plant-based “umami” flavor, helping to emulsify this dressing. Don’t leave it out!

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Entire recipe (1 ounces).

Calories 21.38
Calories From Fat (12%) 2.47
% Daily Value

  • Total Fat 0.31g <1%
  • Saturated Fat 0.02g <1%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 66.43mg 3%
  • Potassium 27.68mg <1%
  • Total Carbohydrates 3.12g 1%
  • Fiber 0.93g 4%
  • Sugar 1.75g
  • Protein 1.7g 3%
  • Calcium 4.2mg <1%
  • Iron 11.1mg 62%
  • Vitamin A 2.6IU <1%
  • Vitamin C 1.38mg 2%

Shopping and Gear List

  • Calivirgin | Calivinegar Barrel-Aged Modena Balsamic Vinegar | Made in Italy
  • Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast Seasoning 4.5 Ounce
  • McCormick Culinary Basil Leaves, 5 oz


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