This is a simple easy to make vegan yogurt salad dressing which is always enjoyed whenever I serve it. What is so extra good about this salad dressing is that there is no dairy in it and it is creamy. This is so helpful for those of us who do not do well with dairy.
It is important to have a healthy salad dressing because it is the salad dressing that makes it a healthy or unhealthy salad. I love to eat salads with a healthy salad dressing and always make my own salad dressings.
A healthy salad is often ruined by drenching it with a highly-processed salad dressing from the supermarket which is not healthy as it is filled with artificial flavorings, colorings, preservatives, sugar, and white distilled vinegar (which is hard on the digestive system).
Olive oil was referred to as “Liquid Gold” by the famous Greek poet Homer. If you are what you eat, what would happen if you consumed “Liquid Gold” daily? Extra-virgin olive oil (cold-pressed) is the best fat to use as a salad dressing. Do not use it for cooking. It has a low smoke point and heat makes it susceptible to oxidative damage. Olive oil has so many health benefits I include a little every day when I eat my salad. It is the main ingredient in this vegan yogurt salad dressing.
Lemons’ health benefits are immense. To begin they are acidic to the taste but are alkaline-forming in the body. In fact, they are one of the most alkaline-forming superfoods; this makes them great for balancing a highly acidic condition in the body. Also, they are full of many health benefits.
As I don’t use sugar for my cooking I often use stevia which is the healthy option. The stevia plant is incredibly sweet and also incredibly good for you. The leaf is 30 times sweeter than sugar while extracts are 300-400 times sweeter. So all you need in this olive oil lemon juice salad dressing is a few drops. The best stevia will, therefore, be the one that retains some whole food value and is water-based. Liquid forms will be less processed. Go here to learn How to Get the Best Stevia Without the Bitterness.
A sprig of delicious dill adds a unique flavor to your food making it extra tasty. Dill’s name comes from the Norwegian word ‘dilla,’ meaning to soothe. It has been valued for its many health benefits as early as 1500 B.C. In ancient Egyptian papyrus manuscripts, it was documented as a remedy to soothe flatulence, relieve pain and act as a laxative and a diuretic.
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The other main ingredient is a vegan yogurt which I buy at the supermarket. You can get a coconut or almond one that is unsweetened.
Now time for the Vegan Yogurt Salad Dressing Recipe
Vegan Yogurt Salad Dressing
- 1 cup plain yogurt almond, coconut or soy milk yogurt.
- 1/2 cup cold-pressed virgin olive oil
- 2 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1-3 drops light liquid stevia to taste
- 1/2-1 tsp veggie salt or Himalayan salt to taste
- dillweed to taste
- Shake all of the above ingredients in a jar; taste it and add more of any of the seasoning ingredients to your taste.
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More Salad Dressing Recipes
Avocado Tomato Salad Dressing– This Avocado Tomato Salad Dressing is an easy way to jazz up any salad! This is a base recipe that you can alter with your choice of herbs or salty flavours. This is enough for three large salads.
Balsamic Salad Dressing – For a change, I occasionally make this balsamic salad dressing. I still put lemon juice in it as I do not want too much of the acid vinegar which I just use to add flavour. I always get organic balsamic vinegar.
Lemon-Mint Salad Dressing – This refreshing lemon-mint salad dressing is delicious. Great for a hot summer salad meal.
Delicious Raspberry Dressing – Usually, this raspberry salad dressing is called a `vinaigrette’ but it does not have any vinegar in it. Vinegar is not an ingredient I use as it is so acidic and can be hard on the stomach. I use lemon juice which is healthier, alkaline-forming and is a nutrient-rich superfood. So I call it ‘Raspberry Salad Dressing’.
Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Salad Dressing – This salad dressing is full of 3 of the 12 Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods. Inflammation has been linked to major diseases such as Alzheimer’s, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and signs of aging.
Delicious Tomato Salad Dressing – This tomato salad dressing is a very light dressing recipe and is excellent for those wanting a low-fat dressing. It is always good to make your own salad dressing so you can use a nutritious oil, not too much salt and no sugar. I have been making my own salad dressing for decades.
Warm Tahini Salad Dressing – Salads are not usually high on the menu in winter or cold seasons, but one way of making them easier to eat is to have a warm dressing on them.
Make Your Own Olive Oil Lemon Juice Salad Dressing– This is a simple salad dressing base recipe that you can make up different each time with a variety of herbs or types of salty flavours. This olive oil lemon juice salad dressing is always enjoyed by everyone who has it on one of my salads. This is why I created the exact recipe years ago.