“Raw” Liquid Gold Salad Dressing

Really, aren’t most salad dressing relatively raw? Regardless, 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 one of the salad dressings along with a smoothie peaked my interest …

First up was the Pink Cadillac Smoothie – a very simple recipe (mangoes, strawberries, and OJ – whiz away) that was good, but not totally to my taste. I think my fruit was under-rype and I am not a big fan of OJ-based drinks. A little orange juice is good, a lot, seems to overpower.

Becoming Raw: The Essential Guide to Raw Vegan Diets

Next up was the Liquid Gold Dressing. This was definitely unique. Not a blend I would have concocted, yet it worked. It was surprisingly mellow compared to other vinaigrettes – lightly sweet, lightly savory, lightly pungent. I’m not a big lemon juice fan, so I subbed the juice with apple cider vinegar (I actually think this may go better with the flavors) and did a little ratio adjusting.

Vegan Liquid Gold Salad Dressing

Anyway, Becoming Raw is really about far more than recipes, it is a bible for anyone considering a partially or fully raw diet. You can read my full review of the book here on Go Dairy Free … but, how about that modified salad dressing recipe … hmmm?


Almost Raw Liquid Gold Salad Dressing

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.

This recipe is adapted from Becoming Raw: The Essential Guide to Raw Vegan Diets. It is Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Soy-Free, and Refined Sugar-Free.

  • 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)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Teaspoon Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cumin (optional in my opinion)

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.

To note, the flaxseed will cause the dressing to thicken the longer it sits.

Yields 2 to 4 servings, depending on the size of your salad

Vegan Liquid Gold Salad Dressing

9 thoughts on ““Raw” Liquid Gold Salad Dressing

  1. The liquid gold dressing is very intriguing, the combination of ingredients sounds incredible, can’t wait to try it!

  2. I really like the maple dijon in this dressing. It’s one of my favorite dressing flavors in general!

  3. Oh yum that salad looks delicious no matter what you poured on it!

  4. Hi, it’s Jennifer from Living Harvest. Great recipes! I would love to send you some coupons if you would be interested in trying our Tempt hemp milk.

  5. the salad dressing looks perfect for me!
    when could nooch, ACV, agave or maple ever go badly..really, never.

    we are back in CA! AMEN!


  6. Great idea for a dressing. Looks great

  7. Oh my gosh that dressing looks and sounds fantastic! Makes me want to whip up a large amount of it right now… but I’m too lazy to leave the couch, right now. 😉
    Thanks for sharing your variation! Can’t wait to try it out!

  8. OMg, I wrote an entire post about balance the omega 3-omega6 ratio and this is just the dressing recipe I’ve been looking for! Thanks for sharing! I’m excited to try it!

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