Who said you can’t have tasty salad dressings if you have food allergies? Add some excitement to your salads with this collection of amazing allergy free salad dressings. They are all free from milk, eggs, peanuts, nuts, sesame, soy, fish and wheat. Which makes them gluten free and vegan as well!
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Allergy free salad dressings don’t have to be boring
If you live with food allergies, it’s easy to slip into the habit of thinking you can only use simple salad dressings like a basic vinaigrette. As tasty as that is, it’s surprisingly easy to make a whole range of delicious dressings for your salads without using any top allergens. We’ve put together a huge collection of 25 amazing salad dressings to inspire. From fruity flavours to spicy Asian style dressings and dairy free creamy salad dressings, you’re sure to find something that you’ll love.
The quick and easy method for making salad dressings
Did you know that most salad dressings can easily be made in a jar? Using a mason jar with a well fitting lid is perfect for mixing the ingredients and also for storing the finished salad dressing in the fridge. It’s a great way to save on dishes – no need for a bowl or a whisk, or a food processor.
Some of these delicious dressings do need a food processor. I love my Breville Kitchen Wizz which has a small bowl attachment – the perfect size for a small batch of salad dressing.
1. Easy orange vinaigrette salad dressing
This easy orange vinaigrette dressing is a great way to add some citrus flavoured zest to your favourite salads. This recipe is so quick and easy to make in a mason jar.
The sweetness of fresh orange juice and the spice of Dijon mustard make this a delicious twist on traditional vinaigrette.
And it’s free from top allergens, gluten free and vegan.
2. Allergy free chilli and lime dressing
We love this allergy-free chilli and lime dressing, made without sesame or nuts. If you love the tangy taste of lime and chilli together, but avoid Asian-style salad dressings because of food allergies, then you’ll love this recipe too. It’s sesame free, nut free, soy free, wheat free, gluten free – and vegan too.
Use it to add delicious tangy and spicy flavour to more than just salads. It also makes a great marinade for tofu, chicken or pork (or seafood if you don’t have a fish allergy). This is one of our favourite and most versatile allergy free salad dressings.
3. Greek salad dressing recipe
This homemade Greek salad dressing recipe is easy to make and delicious. It only takes 5 minutes to make and uses just a few tasty ingredients.
We love this salad dressing on a simple Greek salad of cucumber, tomato, red onion and olives (and dairy free feta if you have some).
4. Japanese inspired creamy ginger dressing
This Japanese inspired creamy ginger dressing has 5 ingredients only and is completely dairy, soy, nut, and gluten-free.
We love the fresh ginger root in this dressing. And it uses coconut aminos to replace soy, so has an authentic flavour that’s still suitable for people with soy allergies.
5. Mango salad dressing
Mango in the dressing instead of the salad? Yes please! This smooth mango salad dressing has a bit of heat, tang, natural sweetness and a lot of sunshine.
The recipe uses honey but you can replace it with maple syrup instead for a vegan option.
6. Strawberry, mint and basil vinaigrette
You are going to love this strawberry, mint and basil vinaigrette. Quick and east to make, it has the most incredible flavour. It’s also dairy free and vegan and safe for those with allergies.
For the best flavours, make this dressing with fresh strawberries and freshly picked herbs.
7. Mediterranean green olive salad dressing
Olives are often used in salad, but what about in the dressing instead? This Mediterranean green olive salad dressing uses chopped olives to give a delicious tangy flavour to your salads. And it has a delightful rustic texture.
This vegan salad dressing is easy to make with garlic, lemon, and parsley. It tastes delicious with chickpeas and tomatoes, or with lettuce and crunchy bread.
8. Dairy free ranch dressing
When it comes to allergy free salad dressings, ranch is something we often need to skip with food allergies. But with this recipe, you can easily make your own allergy-friendly, dairy free ranch dressing.
This easy recipe is top 8 allergen free, gluten free, and vegan. Use it as a dip or a dressing. It’s the perfect family friendly condiment.
9. 5 minute creamy balsamic dressing
Another one of our favourite creamy but still allergy free salad dressings is this creamy balsamic dressing.
It’s a versatile sauce that will liven up any of your favourite dishes. Use it as a tofu marinade or on garden salads for a simple, fresh flavour.
Of course this recipe is also dairy free, gluten free and vegan and perfect for sharing.
10. Vegan chipotle sauce with sunflower seeds
This spicy vegan chipotle sauce is another creamy dressing that tastes amazing. The creamy texture comes from sunflower seeds instead of milk or nuts. Sunflowers are one of our favourite nut substitutes for people with tree nut allergies.
Chipotle sauce isn’t just a salad dressing. You can use this thick, rich sauce on burrito bowls, tacos, nachos or potatoes.
11. Vegan poppy seed dressing
12. White balsamic and basil vinaigrette
Another variation of basic vinaigrette salad dressing is this basil balsamic vinaigrette. Made with fresh basil. this allergy free salad dressing has a delicious bright flavour that is not too sweet. It’s perfect on salads made with fruit or berries.
This recipe does include honey, so for a vegan version you’ll need to substitute another vegan-friendly sweetener.
13. Grape vinaigrette salad dressing
Grape juice is the star ingredient in this healthy grape vinaigrette salad dressing. Another quick and easy recipe with only a few ingredients, but with a delightful flavour that goes perfectly on green salads.
This recipe does include honey to add more sweetness in addition to the grape juice. If you are a vegan that doesn’t eat honey, you can omit this or substitute a vegan friendly sweetener.
14. Vegan avocado and lime dressing
Skip the dairy and nuts and make an allergy free salad dressing that’s lovely and creamy with avocado instead. This vegan avocado lime dressing recipe is so quick and easy.
It’s a versatile dressing that’s perfect for more than just salads. Use this to add delicious creamy flavour to your grain bowls, tacos, and so much more.
15. Creamy peach salad dressing
Another beautifully creamy dressing, this time using caramelised peaches. This dairy free creamy peach salad dressing is made with only a few simply allergy-friendly ingredients. It’s light and refreshing and perfect for summer entertaining.
Peach vinaigrette is also versatile too. You can use it on any of your favourite green salads, but it’s also delicious with as a sauce with grilled chicken or fish.
16. Cranberry vinaigrette salad dressing
If you lovely the festive taste of cranberries, you’ll love this homemade cranberry vinaigrette salad dressing.
This delicious sweet and savoury salad dressing is best way to use up that holiday cranberry sauce. It goes beautifully with green salads, especially salads with apples or pears. And the colour is amazing.
It’s also allergy-friendly, vegan and gluten free, so perfect for catering to many dietary requirements.
17. Vegan Italian salad dressing
Everyone needs a recipe for classic Italian dressing. This vegan Italian salad dressing gets its cheesy flavour from nutritional yeast, so it’s still completely dairy free and vegan.
We love the tangy flavour of Italian dressing on fresh green salads, drizzled on cooked vegetables and even as a marinade.
18. Vegan honey mustard dressing
Honey and mustard is such a delicious combination of flavours. We love this 4-ingredient vegan honey mustard, which uses light agave nectar in place of honey for sweetness.
The tangy and sweet flavoured allergy free salad dressing is perfect on salads but also makes a delicious dipping sauce. You can also use it on sandwiches, wraps and burgers.
19. Blueberry lemon vinaigrette
The colour of this blueberry vinaigrette vegan salad dressing is amazing! And it tastes delicious too. This is a fun take on traditional vinaigrette that you can make with either fresh or frozen blueberries.
This allergy friendly salad dressing is naturally vegan and gluten free as well. Bring any salad to life with this beautiful colour and flavour.
20. Thousand Island Dressing
You’ll need an allergy-friendly, vegan mayonnaise for this keto Thousand Island dressing. The recipe also uses ketchup, so make sure to use an allergy free variety.
This quick and easy recipe makes a delicious Thousand Island dressing to use on your favourite salads, sandwiches and wraps. It’s also gluten-free and grain-free.
21. Coriander (cilantro) lime dressing
Cilantro – or coriander as we call it here in Australia – is a herb that people either love or can’t stand. We’re in the coriander loving club. If you are too, you’ll love this cilantro lime dressing.
Not only is it simple to make, this cilantro lime dressing is dairy free and vegan. Use it as a delicious salad dressing or a marinade.
22. Pomegranate vinaigrette
Another fruity vinaigrette is this pomegranate vinaigrette Marzetti style dressing. It only takes 5 minutes to make and has just a handful of ingredients.
Fresh pomegranates give this allergy free dressing a wonderful flavour and a beautiful colour too. It’s just the right amount of sweet and is perfect for holiday meals in place of your usual classic salad dressings.
23. Meyer lemon vinaigrette
Lemon vinaigrette is a staple salad dressing recipe every should have. This lovely Meyer lemon vinaigrette recipe uses the juice from the slightly sweeter Meyer lemon to give a beautiful fresh taste to a classic.
This allergy free salad dressing does use honey, so be sure to substitute a vegan-friendly sweetener if required.
24. Avocado oil salad dressing
Avocado oil makes a tasty and healthy base for for an allergy free salad dressing. We love this avocado oil salad dressing with its combination of spices and black pepper.
This salad dressing is delicious on a mixed green salad (with or without avocado). It also makes a great dip with vegetables or add it to your sandwiches and wraps for extra flavour.
25. Hemp seed dressing
Try a different take on allergy free ranch with this hemp seed dressing. Hemp seeds have a distinctive almost nutty flavour, which combine perfectly with the fresh lemons and herbs.
This ranch style dressing is perfect drizzled on leafy green salads. Or make it slightly thicker and use as a tasty dip, great for entertaining a crowd with different dietary requirements as it’s allergy-friendly, gluten free and vegan too.
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