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Best Salad Dressing Ever (Really!) ~ Raw Vegan

This is, seriously, the best salad dressing ever. Really. It has all the flavs. A little bit of just about everything and it turned out remarkably balanced and deliciously flavorful.

Best Salad Dressing Ever Really Raw Food Vegan Plant Based Dressing Planted 365 Raw on 10 Lisa Viger

I made this for an unexpected get-together and … wow. It may be the best salad dressing ever … really! Indeed, it’s the best I’ve had in recent memory. I had to use what I had on hand and it worked.
Capers are the pickled berries of the caper bush. They’re usually pickled in a salty brine and have a distinctive mustard flavor. They’re a good source of rutin, which strengthens capillaries, and quercetin. Both are powerful antioxidants. I used a tablespoon of the caper brine in place of salt … it adds a bit more of the yummy caper flavor. For the photo, I used the dressing on an arugula salad with olives, but it would be suitable with just about any salad.
It’s also super inexpensive coming in at around $.44 per generous serving.
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The Best Salad Dressing Ever (Really!)

Simple but incredibly flavorful, Vegan and plant-based. You'll love this delicious dressing!

Course Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Calories 162 kcal


  • 1/3 cup olive oil $.55
  • juice and zest of one lemon $.60
  • 3 tablespoons agave $.60
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or Bragg's liquid aminos $.10
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard $.05
  • 2 tablespoons capers $.50
  • 1 tablespoon caper brine
  • 2 tablespoons black olives $.20
  • 3 cloves garlic $.05


  1. In a small bullet type blender, puree all ingredients until smooth ... about a minute

Nutrition Facts
The Best Salad Dressing Ever (Really!)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 162
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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5 years ago

Just made this. It really is the best salad dressing! Thanks!. Lirik Chord(Kunci) Lagu Rohani Terbaru

6 years ago

This looks delicious just that I need a figure of a woman or a mommy so that the food look perfect.

Cat Mur
6 years ago

Tired this and sorry to say not one of my favorites. I do LOVE your Lime Chipotle sauce for the avocado. Now THAT is the best dressing ever!!! I use that on everything!

8 years ago

Capers AND Black Olives?? Doesn't matter what else is in it…..count me in!!!!!……better yet, count on that IN ME!!

Nancye Smith
8 years ago

Love the positive comments, thanks everyone, this will be made this week…

8 years ago

This was incredibly delicious!

Ally Hodges
9 years ago

I made this last night, I substituted regular mustard for the dijon (I thought I had some but didn't) and 3 dates for the agave (again, I thought I had some). It was delicious! I think I have my new favorite dressing that I will be making all the time now! Thanks so much for sharing this! 🙂

9 years ago

Sounds yummy. Does the Nutritional info apply to the whole amount of the dressing this recipe makes?

10 years ago

I loved it! It really was as delicious as it sounded! My only question is… how long will it keep in the fridge? Will it freeze? It makes a good size batch that would've served my family of 6 probably 3 times or more… and it's so good I don't want to waste it… 🙂

Paul John
10 years ago

Preparing this tonight for my dinner salad:)

10 years ago

Just made this. It really is the best salad dressing! Thanks!

10 years ago

This looks great! How long would you say that this dressing lasts?

10 years ago

Are the capers and olives raw or were they jarred and heated to seal the jar? Is that considered raw? Did you use raw soy sauce? How is the mustard prepared?

10 years ago

Love your blog!

Anna Berkner
11 years ago

This recipe really does live up to its name! I'm making this quite often now. Love it!

Laurie Paul
11 years ago

Sounds you just get capers at any supermarket?

amber bontrager
11 years ago

Sounds great, I can't wait to try it!

Girl on Raw
11 years ago

I love capers and olives so I can see why this dressing is to live for. Will be bookmarking and trying this week.

11 years ago

Will be trying this, for sure. Thanks. 🙂

11 years ago

Mmmm … I'm liking the addition of the capers.

11 years ago

I <3 black olives.. oh yeah, and salad… 😀

11 years ago

OOOoooo sounds right up this gals "tastebud alley" 🙂

Jennifer and Jaclyn @ sketch-free vegan

awesome! it sounds delicious! I love black olives in my salad

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