This allergy-friendly creamy salad dressing recipe is so tasty that no one will be able to tell that it’s vegan, egg-free, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, pepper-free, and gluten-free. It’s the perfect touch for any combination of salad fixings, and a half-portion serves as the base for each of my broccoli salad and macaroni salad recipes. They are the perfect make-ahead and take dishes for everyone to enjoy at picnics or pot-lucks because they’re vegan, celiac and allergy-friendly, and have no egg or dairy to trigger food poisoning… because who would want to be responsible for that!
1½ cups soy-free vegan mayonnaise (try the Follow Your Heart brand, or any mayo)
½ cup unsweetened vegan coconut yogurt (or any plain or unsweetened yogurt)
¼ cup lemon juice (or lime juice)
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard (or stoneground mustard)
2½ teaspoons granulated sugar (cane, coconut, white, etc…)
2½ teaspoons sea salt (adjust for taste & sodium needs)
1 teaspoon celery seed (a great salad staple for a spice cabinet)
Gather the ingredients, and feel free to make any substitutions you need to. (I used a healthier mayo and combined it with yogurt to add good probiotics. It also cut out some calories without cutting any flavor at all… trust me, my grandmother would definitely let me know if it had.)
Mix the measured ingredients well, and feel free to add some of your favorite herbs to complement the salad fixings you’re pairing them with.
I like using an elegant gravy boat to serve dressing on the side… it’s less likely to end up on your tablecloth!
This particular salad contains organic romaine lettuce, heirloom cherry tomatoes, prepared beets, artichoke hearts, sprouted pumpkin seeds, dried parsley… and of course my creamy salad dressing.
My Creamy Macaroni Salad Recipe (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Nut-Free, Pepper-Free) uses a half portion of my prepared creamy dressing.
Also using a half portion of this creamy dressing is my Creamy Broccoli Salad Recipe with Vegan & Turkey Bacon Options (Gluten-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Nut-Free, Pepper-Free). Chop the broccoli into smaller pieces to get your picky eaters to devour their veggies… but you might just want to call it “creamy salad”!
Make both my macaroni and broccoli salads using just one recipe of this creamy dressing. Pair them with a baked chicken breast for a complete meal.
Make the broccoli and macaroni salads the day before a gathering for even greater flavor as the ingredients have had time to meld… and so you can indulge in more sleep the next morning.
Take any of my allergy-friendly salads to picnics and pot-lucks, and be assured that no one will go home sick by your hand. (Egg-based mayo + outdoors = food poisoning threat… so not fun for anyone.)
Just keep calm and picnic on!