This walnut salad dressing uses balsamic vinegar and walnuts as the star ingredients. It's loaded with flavor and has the right amount of twang. This healthy 5-ingredient walnut balsamic vinaigrette dressing is oil-free, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and takes less than 10 minutes to make.
Walnut Balsamic Dressing has 5 key ingredients
- Balsamic vinegar
- Simple Homemade Date Syrup
- Dijon Mustard
The nuttiness from the walnuts compliments the savory umami flavor of the balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard and garlic. All of this is offset by the sweetness from the simple homemade date syrup.
How to prepare
- Soak walnuts in hot water for 5 minutes to soften.
- Add all ingredients into a mini blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container, like a mason jar, in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
This tangy nutty vinaigrette dressing goes beautifully on salads and grilled veggies. I've also used this as Buddha bowl sauce.
Why this salad dressing is healthy
Nutritionally, walnuts are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. Balsamic vinegar may also help to lower the glycemic index of the meal. Since the dates are an intact natural fruit, you're getting the fiber by using the Simple Homemade Date Syrup in this recipe. Garlic contains compounds shown to be beneficial for heart health. In addition to the health benefits of the ingredients in this dressing, my favorite of all is that it's so tasty, you'll want to eat more salad!
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