One of the most common questions we receive is, “What dressings can I put on my salad?” While a select few bottled raw vegan dressings exist, they are very hard to come by. The good news is that you can easily make a ton of raw vegan salad dressings. A simple apple cider vinaigrette is always doable, but sometimes you need to add a little more pizzazz and flavor. That’s where this dressing enters the equation!
This dressing delivers a little kick and it works great for salads that contain, avocado, cabbage, red onion, and mango. You can take this dressing with you into life after cleansing and use it on salads that contain black beans and corn as well. Don’t be afraid of the spice because it is quite mild. That said, if you are sensitive to spice, start with a dash or two of cayenne before you add the entire quarter teaspoon. Should you add all of the cayenne and need a little sweetness, add a little grade A maple syrup to the dressing.
Even though the dressing contains a little spice, the lime juice offers a pleasant citrusy balance. The aromatic flavor from the thyme also helps to distract your taste buds from the cayenne. Dressings are really about balance and layering flavors. We wouldn’t steer you wrong because a great dressing will take your salad to the next level! Let us know how you like it in the comments below.
- Prep Time:5m
- Total Time:5m
- 4 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tsp. raw apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/4 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
- 1 sprig of thyme (leaves only)
- sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- Add all of the ingredients to the a small bowl and whisk to combine. Alternatively, add all of the ingredients to a glass jar, screw on the lid, and shake well to combine.
- Pour over your salad and enjoy. Store leftover dressing in an airtight jar in the fridge for up to five days.