Simple Delicious Salad Dressing

by | Dec 26, 2018 | Recipes

Delicious salads are a key component of any healthy Whole Food Plant-Based diet.  Salads should include lots of dark leafy greens, plenty of raw cruciferous vegetables (shredded cabbage, chopped broccoli, kale, etc.), chopped raw onion, and enough other vegetables, fruit, and beans to make it interesting, delicious, and sustaining.  Another key component is to include some healthy fats to increase the body’s absorption of all of the healthy vitamins and phytochemicals in the greens and other vegetables. 

One particularly delicious way to do that is with a healthy oil-free nut-based salad dressing. Here is a recipe for one that we love, a Cherry Almond Balsamic.  We also encourage you to swap out the fruit, nuts, and vinegar with different variations to switch things up and make delicious dressings that you and your family and friends will love too.

Cherry Almond Balsamic


  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup raw almonds (or almond butter) 
  • 1 cup Dark Cherries (frozen works well)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp basil
  • 1 tbsp oregano


  1. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth

(if you don’t have a high speed blender, you can use almond butter and a regular blender will work fine.  If you don’t have a blender or a food processor at all, use almond butter and mince the garlic and cherries, and whisk everything together in a mixing bowl)

We hope you enjoy it!

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