Date Walnut Vinaigrette Salad Dressing (Oil Free)

Date Walnut Vinaigrette PinThis oil-free Date Walnut Vinaigrette Salad Dressing recipe is rich and delicious! Most vinaigrettes have oil, but since we’re oil-free plant-based eaters, we used walnuts as the (truly) healthy fat. The dates give it a little sweetness and the balsamic gives it a little tanginess.

Many of the phytonutrients in dark leafy greens and other vegetables are fat soluble, which means you need some healthy fats in your digestive tract at the same time as the veggies to allow your body to extract the most nutrients.

A lot of people still think oil is a healthy fat, but it comes with a lot of extra baggage and lacks all the fiber and many of the beneficial nutrients that come in the whole-food form. Oil is essentially a refined fat that may have some healthy ingredients, but it’s packaged along with several unhealthy ones. It’s far healthier to get your healthy fats from whole foods like nuts, seeds and avocados instead of processed foods like oil.

Date Walnut Vinaigrette

Using 3/4 cup of water in this recipe yields a pretty creamy salad dressing. You can make it even thicker by cutting back to 1/2 cup water, or you can thin it out by using a full cup. It really depends on your own personal preferences.

You can put this delicious Date Walnut Vinaigrette dressing on most of your favorite salads, including our Easy Garden Salad, Spinach Salad or Hearty Side Salad.

If you make this recipe, please let us know your thoughts in the comments below. And please share with your friends to help spread the word about healthy plant-based eating.
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Date Walnut Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
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This oil-free Date Walnut Vinaigrette Salad Dressing recipe is rich and delicious! Most vinaigrettes have oil, but since we're oil-free plant-based eaters, we used walnuts as the (truly) healthy fat. The dates give it a little sweetness and the balsamic gives it a little tanginess.
Servings Prep Time
16 servings 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
16 servings 5 minutes
Date Walnut Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
This oil-free Date Walnut Vinaigrette Salad Dressing recipe is rich and delicious! Most vinaigrettes have oil, but since we're oil-free plant-based eaters, we used walnuts as the (truly) healthy fat. The dates give it a little sweetness and the balsamic gives it a little tanginess.
Servings Prep Time
16 servings 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
16 servings 5 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Assemble your ingredients and chop your dates. If you have a high powered blender, you may not need to chop the dates.
    Date Walnut Vinaigrette Prep 1
  2. Add all the ingredients to a blender.
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  3. Blend until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add more or less water to get your desired level of creaminess.
    Date Walnut Vinaigrette Prep 3
  4. Enjoy over your favorite salad. Refrigerate remaining dressing.
    Date Walnut Vinaigrette
Recipe Notes

This recipe makes about 2 cups of Date Walnut Vinaigrette Salad Dressing. Serving size is about 2 tablespoons.

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