5 Whole30 Salad Dressing Recipes
5 Whole30 Salad Dressing Recipes from carrot ginger, to sweet basil, creamy caper-dill, and more! These Whole30 dressings will add so much flavor to meal prep or any Whole30, Paleo, Keto, Vegan, and Gluten-Free salad dressing!
Whole30 Salad Dressing Recipes (Spring edition)
I have yet to share many salad dressings on my blog though every time when I share a salad dressing recipe they are always a hit!
Since spring is right around the corner and I absolutely adore fresh spring herbs so I thought why not use this opportunity to share some of my favorite spring herb salad dressings and made them Whole30.
How to choose the right salad dressing for different types of greens
Pairing greens and dressings is kind of like wine pairings. The right dressing and green can totally make a difference.
- Greens that are great for creamier texture dressings –
Iceberg, Romaine, Arugula, Bibb Lettuce, Radicchio, Watercress, Endive, Frisée, Shredded cabbage, Roasted/grilled cabbage wedges, Steamed or blanched broccoli
- Greens that are great for lighter and more citrus based dressings –
Spinach, Spring greens, Bibb Lettuce, Kale, Grilled asparagus, Steamed or blanched broccoli
How to spice up your Whole30 salad with healthy ingredients
- Rinse and refresh the salad greens with cold water. Shake off excess water or use a salad spinner.
- Select a Whole30 Salad Dressing Recipe based on the type of leafy greens.
- Add avocados
- Toasted nuts or bacon crumbles
- Soft boiled eggs
- Fresh fruit such as berries, grapes, or apples
- Season with salt and pepper to taste
In general, delicate greens go well with citrus based light vinaigrette. Hearty or bitter taste greens go well with creamy and rich dressings.
Sometimes I’ll spice up the flavor even further with a dash of vinaigrette, salt, and good olive oil to help brighten the flavor even further. Leave this step in the end so you can taste test and make your own adjustments.
Is dairy-free yogurt Whole30? Can you have yogurt on Whole30?
In my cool mint yogurt salad dressing recipe I use unsweetened coconut yogurt as a salad dressing or dip. In this context, it’s compliant and here’s why.
In general, as long as the ingredients in your yogurt is compliant then it is Whole30 compliant yogurt.
However there are a few things you need to watch out for: no added sweeteners (read both the label and the ingredients), carrageenan, soy lecithin (sunflower lecithin is ok), and sulfites (sulfur dioxide, sodium bisulfate, potassium metabisulfite). Also please don’t turn it into a breakfast yogurt bowl. You can read more information and the official response from the Whole30 here.
Whole30 compliant yogurt brands
Lavva original, Anita’s coconut yogurt (NY based local brand), GT’s cocoyo pure, Kite hill almond milk yogurt – plain/unsweetened, Forager cashew milk yogurt – plain/unsweetened, and The coconut collaborative original flavor.
More Whole30 compliant salad dressings:
So my friends 5 of my Whole30 Salad Dressing recipes with fresh spring herbs made healthy, easy, low carb, Paleo, and vegan! If you give these Whole30 Salad dressing a try, be sure to leave a comment and rate the recipe. Thanks so much in advance!
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Japanese Carrot Ginger Salad Dressing
Sweet Basil Citrus Salad Dressing
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves
- ½ cup orange juice
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1-2 tsp Dijon mustard
- ¼ tsp coarse sea salt
- ⅛ tsp ground black pepper
- ½ cup olive oil
Creamy Caper-Chive Salad Dressing
- 2.5 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp Whole30 mayo
- 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1 oz. shallot, finely minced
- 2 tbsp chopped capers, drained
- 2 tbsp minced chives
- ¼ to ½ tsp coarse sea salt
- ½ cup olive oil
Herbed Tahini-Dill Salad Dressing
Cool Yogurt Mint Salad Dressing
- ¾ cup unsweetened coconut, almond, or cashew yogurt
- 3-4 tbsp lemon juice, or to taste
- 2 clove garlic, crushed
- ½ tsp coarse sea salt
- 1.5 tbsp finely chopped mint leaves
Whole30 carrot-ginger salad dressing:
- Pulse carrot and ginger in a small work bowl a few times until very finely chopped. Add the rest of ingredients and pulse a few more times until the ingredients have almost been pureed. Store in a sealed jar in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. Shake before using.
Whole30 sweet basil citrus salad dressing:
- Pulse basil leaves in a small work bowl a few times until finely chopped. In a bowl combine chopped basil with the rest of ingredients except olive oil. Slowly drizzle in olive oil while whisking at the same time to emulsify the dressing. Store in a sealed jar in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. Shake before using.
Whole30 creamy caper-chive salad dressing:
- Combine all ingredients except olive oil. Slow drizzle in the oil while whisking at the same time to emulsify the dressing. Store in a sealed jar in the fridge. Best use in 1 week.
Whole30 herbed tahini-dill salad dressing:
- Combine and whisk well all ingredients. The texture should be creamy and smooth. Store in a sealed jar in the fridge. Best use in 1 week. Add more ice cold water to thin the texture before serving.
Whole30 cool yogurt mint salad dressing/dip:
- Combine and whisk well all ingredients. The texture should be creamy and smooth. Different dairy-free yogurt has different acidity level. Taste and make seasoning adjustments. Store in a sealed jar in the fridge. Best use in 1 week.