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Homemade Salad Dressing

With ingredients like olive oil, red wine vinegar, red miso paste, garlic, and nutritional yeast this every day homemade salad dressing is flavorful and umami-rich; you’ll want to put it on everything!

I keep a jar of this homemade salad dressing on hand at all times for a quick salad or a dip for fresh vegetables.

A small bowl of homemade salad dressing with vegetables all around it.

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

  • Olive Oil: The base for the salad dressing is olive oil.
  • Red Wine Vinegar: Add vibrant flavor to the base by adding red wine vinegar.
  • Lemons: Use the juice from two fresh lemons for a bit of acidity.
  • Red Miso Paste: Fermented soybeans or red miso paste adds a savory richness.
  • Garlic: I suggest using three cloves, but don’t let my recipe tell you how much garlic to use – go for it.
  • Spices: I season the dressing with oregano, salt, and black pepper to keep it simple- yet flavorful.
  • Nutritional Yeast: Nutritional yeast is an inactive yeast made from molasses. And because it’s a complete protein, it leaves you feeling full for much longer, making it a perfect ingredient for an everyday salad dressing.

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE SALAD DRESSING

1. Peel, cut, and mince the fresh garlic. Then, add it to an air-tight container.

2. Add the remaining ingredients and cover with the lid. Shake to combine and enjoy!

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WHAT TO DO WITH LEFTOVERS 

  • FRIDGE – Store leftover dressing in the container it’s made in; it will keep for up to one week in the fridge, that is, if you don’t use it right away!
  • REPURPOSE –  Use the dressing as a dip for vegetables.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where can I find nutritional yeast?

You can find nutritional yeast, or “nooch” as it’s often referred to, in health food stores, but it’s now available in mainstream grocery stores; I’ve even seen it at Walmart.

What are the three most important elements of a salad dressing?

Every good salad has three main components- oil, acid, and something sweet or rich to bring it all together. I use olive oil as the base and rely on lemon juice and red wine vinegar for acidity. Nutritional yeast and miso provide richness that completes the homemade salad dressing, whereas the remaining ingredients add flavor and depth.

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A small bowl of homemade salad dressing with vegetables all around it.

Homemade Salad Dressing

Tressa Jamil
With ingredients like olive oil, red wine vinegar, red miso paste, garlic, and nutritional yeast this every day homemade salad dressing is flavorful and umami-rich; you'll want to put it on everything!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dressing, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cup
Calories 890 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons red miso paste
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper, coarse ground
  • ½ cup nutritional yeast

Instructions
 

  • Peel, cut, and mince the fresh garlic. Then, add it to an air-tight container.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and cover with the lid. Shake to combine and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1 CupCalories: 890kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 38gFat: 60gSodium: 3436mgFiber: 16gSugar: 17g
Keyword homemade salad dressing
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