Why Ruin a Healthy Salad? Dress it with Vegan Liquid Gold


When reviewing Becoming Raw: The Essential Guide to Raw Vegan Diets (talk about a dense read!) I decided to give a couple of the recipes a go and am excited to share the Liquid Gold Salad Dressing recipe with you.

It was definitely unique. Not a blend I would have concocted if left to my own devices, yet it worked. It was surprisingly mellow compared to other vinaigrettes – lightly sweet, lightly savory, and lightly pungent. I’m not a big lemon juice fan, so I subbed the juice with apple cider vinegar and did a little ratio adjusting.

Raw Liquid Gold Salad Dressing from Becoming Raw Cookbook

Part of the point of this nutritious dressing is getting your Omega-3’s, hence the hemp oil, hemp milk, and flaxseed. But, if hemp products aren’t in your budget, you can use another good quality oil (even EVOO) and your favorite plain or unsweetened milk alternative.

Becoming Raw is really about far more than recipes, it is a bible for anyone considering a partially or fully raw diet.

Raw Liquid Gold Salad Dressing from Becoming Raw Cookbook

Special Diet Notes: Raw Liquid Gold Salad Dressing

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan, plant-based, raw, and vegetarian. Optionally gluten-free.

Raw Liquid Gold Salad Dressing
Serves: 2-4
  • 2 tablespoons hempseed or flaxseed oil (I used Manitoba Harvest Hempseed Oil)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon plain or unsweetened milk alternative, plus more as needed (I used Manitoba Harvest Original Hemp Milk)
  • 4 teaspoons nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or wheat-free tamari (for gluten-free)
  • 2 teaspoons ground flaxseed (grind then measure)
  • ½ teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin (optional in my opinion)
  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl. If dressing is too thick for your tastes, feel free to thin with a wee bit more milk alternative. Go slowly though … a little liquid goes a long ways when thinning dressings.
  2. To note, the flaxseed will cause the dressing to thicken the longer it sits.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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