The salad is a great staple to many meals – whether as a side or a main. All those scrumptious veggies, the colours, and then of course that cool crunch as you tuck in – it’s a combination that simply delights every time. But there’s also a very important addition to the salad that can take it from humble mealtime accompaniment to a must-have feature for every lunch or dinner: the dressing.
Now, there are many salad dressing choices out there, from creamy, to oil-based, and most formulated to tickle any tastebud. But which are vegan-friendly, and with the absence of dairy, eggs or honey in the mix, how can a vegan dressing add the same kick to your salad? Let’s have a look at some examples.
Which Salad Dressings Are Vegan-Friendly?
Here are some salad dressings that pack that same vinegar flare, or creamy goodness, or sweet-savoury deliciousness, while staying entirely vegan-safe.
The Pesto Vinaigrette
A perfect fusion of herbs, garlic and nuttiness, the pesto vinaigrette is an easy-drizzle, savoury addition to the sweetness of tomatoes and peppers in your salad. This dressing contains basil, pine nuts, olive oil, garlic and lemon.
Ranch dressing is the dipper’s delight. But it’s also great for drizzling over bright red tomatoes, crispy lettuce leaves, and plump olives, for a creamy addition that flavours up your salad crunch and savouriness. This one contains cashews for the creamy texture, lemon and capers.
The Hummus Dressing
Hummus conjures that summer feel, doesn't it? It has something to do with Mediterranean meals and Tuscan escapes. And when it comes to enhancing a summer salad, there’s nothing quite like the flavour explosion that comes with olives, tomatoes, and crispy greens smothered in a creamy hummus dressing. With a store-bought hummus here as a base, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and a squeeze of fresh lemon is added and blended. It’s as simple as that.
Where Can I Find Vegan Salad Dressing?
So, these are just some salad dressings that are entirely vegan-friendly. There’s nothing left wanting here – they’re oil-based, or vinegary, or even creamy. But if you're looking for even more choice, more variety for your favourite salad, Knorr has the best vegan salad dressing for you to try. Click here to see our range and find the vegan salad dressing to totally tantalise.