Back before “vegan” was the new “vegetarian” there was Follow Your Heart. Four friends opened up shop in 1970, serving popular cafe food in their all-vegetarian restaurant and market. Fast forward 40+ years; Follow Your Heart is now a leading brand of both vegetarian and vegan products that push the limits of substitutes and made my husband say, “wow, that really tastes like blue cheese!”
Aside from cheese alternatives and their unbelievably popular vegan mayonnaise assortment, Follow Your Heart has been expanding their selection of salad dressings. Some are “just vegetarian” (using dairy in abundance) but the Follow Your Heart Vegan Salad Dressings product line is shaping up quite nicely, in my opinion.
Their vegan salad dressings selection includes all types – from oil-free Asian options to organic vinaigrettes to creamy dairy-free alternatives. Thus far, we’ve trialed the following review-worthy salad toppers …
High Omega Bleu Cheese Vegan Salad Dressing – I really enjoyed this incredibly thick and creamy condiment with its pleasantly pungent flavor that complimented and elevated almost every dish we paired it with – even beyond salads. My palate isn’t very familiar with traditional blue cheese, but Tony really was stunned by the authentic flavor, muttering “how did they do that?” after his initial reaction of pleasant surprise.
High Omega Ranch Vegan Salad Dressing – I never thought my only complaint would be that it’s too thick, but this ranch was so dense and creamy that it wouldn’t pour from the bottle! (Note the thick, rich puddles of dressing in the picture above!) Once we got things moving and thinned it out a bit, we enjoyed this dressing immensely. It really does have traditional ranch dressing flare.
To note, both the Bleu Cheese and Ranch vegan salad dressings get their high omega profiles from the addition of cold-pressed hemp seed oil and flaxseed oil to their original Vegenaise base.
Certifications: Follow Your Heart products are non-GMO verified, they source from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms, and their manufacturing plant is solar powered. Select vegan salad dressings are certified organic (most of the creamy varieties are not).
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Follow Your Heart Vegan Salad Dressings are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Select varieties are also soy-free. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Follow Your Heart website at www.followyourheart.com.