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Oil free balsamic dressing
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Oil Free Balsamic Vinaigrette

Oil free balsamic vinaigrette is creamy and flavorful.  Use this vinaigrette on your favorite salad, drizzled over veggies or as a marinade.  You’ll quickly fall in love with this oil free dressing.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Salad, Sauce
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: No-oil, Oil-free, Salad Dressing, Vinaigrette
Servings: 8 servings (about 1 tablespoon)
Calories: 37kcal


  • Blender


  • 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 2 large dates such as medjool or deglet noor
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • If you don't have a high powered blender like a Vitamix, soak the sunflower seeds and dates in boiling water for 15 minutes. Drain and proceed with the rest of the recipe.
  • Add all ingredients to a blender container and blend on high until smooth and creamy. Scrape down the sides a couple times to remove any debris on the sides of the blender. Add more water as necessary to reach desired consistency of dressing. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Dressing will thicken as it sits in the fridge. Stir in a little water to thin it out. Use as desired.


Use this oil free dressing drizzled over salads, roasted veggies, baked sweet potato fries and more!


Calories: 37kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg