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5-Ingredient Oil-Free Sweet Balsamic Dressing

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After making this easy and delicious sweet oil-free balsamic dressing, you’ll never want to buy bottled dressing again!  Bonus: It’s ready to go in under 5 minutes.

Once you make dressing at home for the first time, I promise you’ll never want to buy bottled dressing again! All you need is 5 simple ingredients for this dressing, and the end result is the most perfectly sweet and tangy balsamic dressing that you would never guess is oil-free.

Why this Recipe Works:

  • This recipe has no funky ingredients in it that you would find in bottled dressings – just 5 simple ingredients and no oil at all!
  • The orange juice in this recipe gives this balsamic a nice hint of citrus and sweet tang.
  • The use of either dates or maple syrup gives this dressing extra sweetness and added nutrients.

What goes well with this dressing?

  • This dressing goes well with all types of salads! I personally love using it on salads that have a little something sweet in them – think cranberries, fresh fruit, or even candied nuts. Yum!

Looking for other salad dressing recipes? Then you have to try my:

How to Make 5-Ingredient Oil-Free Sweet Balsamic Dressing:

  • Simply add all ingredients to a blender (I use the bullet type) and blend on high until the dressing is completely smooth!

Ingredients for 5-Ingredient Oil-Free Sweet Balsamic Dressing on a table

 

Dressing being blended

Top Tips for Making Oil-Free Sweet Balsamic Dressing:

  • Make sure to remove the pits from the dates before blending!
  • Have leftovers? Store in a mason jar or other airtight container in the refrigerator. It keeps for about two weeks.

Did you try this recipe? Please give it a star rating and let me know what you think in the comments below. Your feedback is very helpful! Thanks in advance.

Salad with Oil-Free Balsamic Dressing

5-Ingredient Oil-Free Sweet Balsamic Dressing

After making this easy and delicious sweet oil-free balsamic dressing, you'll never want to buy bottled dressing again!  Bonus: It's ready to go in under 5 minutes.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Sauce
Cuisine: plant based, vegan
Keyword: Oil-Free Balsamic Dressing
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 cup (about)

Ingredients

  • 1/3 c. balsamic vinegar (79 ml)
  • 3 pitted dates OR 3 Tbsp. maple syrup (45 ml), plus more to taste
  • juice of one medium orange or 1/3 c. of bottled orange juice
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder (optional)

Instructions

  • To make this dressing, simply add all ingredients to a blender (I use the bullet type) and blend on high until the dressing is completely smooth.

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Notes

  • Make sure to remove the pits from the dates before blending!
  • Have leftovers? Store in a mason jar or other airtight container in the refrigerator. It keeps for about two weeks.
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Comments

Donna T

Sounds great. Trying this, this weekend. Thank you

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Audrey Dunham

Hope you love it!

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Angel Bennett

What’s in the salad it looks delicious? I tried the balsamic dressing and it was great thank you.

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Audrey Dunham

Glad you liked it! In my salad, I used apples, cranberries and cherry tomatoes.

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