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Magical Oil-Free Vegan Salad Dressing

This dressing uses applesauce to emulsify the ingredients and produce a surprisingly thick oil-free salad dressing! Try it as is first, and then play with some of the seasonings to your own preferences.
Course salad dressings


  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp mild miso ex: chickpea miso or brown rice miso
  • 3/4 - 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup or more to sweeten to taste if desired
  • 1/4 tsp rounded sea salt (or more to taste)
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Using an immersion blender and deep cup (if using a blender, you may need to double the batch for enough blending volume), combine all ingredients, whizzing through until very smooth. Taste, and if you’d like a little sweeter add another teaspoon or so of maple syrup.  Season to taste with additional salt and pepper as well. If you’d like a thinner dressing, simply add a couple of teaspoons of water and blend through again.