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Nutritional Yeast Salad Dressing - Low Fat, vegan, tastes like Hollyhock.

Nutritional Yeast Salad Dressing (Low Oil)

A delicious low-fat take on my favourite salad dressing. Made with nutritional yeast, it's high in B vitamins, and thickened with cashews instead of oil.

Course Salad
Keyword Salad Dressing
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 67 kcal
Cheryl (Eat What You Sow) Eat What You Sow


  • 2 tbsp tamari (be sure to use tamari, other soy sauces won't taste the same)
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes (with B12)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cashews (soaked, if necessary) (use hemp seeds for a nut-free version)
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil (or other mild oil) (or less, or omit)


  1. Place all ingredients, except oil, in blender jar. Blend until smooth (this can take anywhere from one to five minutes, depending on your blender). Slowly drizzle oil through the top with the motor running. 

  2. Chill for a couple of hours before using to allow dressing to thicken, and flavours to develop. 

  3. Serve over your favourite greens. This can also be used as a sauce on cooked vegetables and grains.

  4. Makes about 1 cup.

Nutrition Facts
Nutritional Yeast Salad Dressing (Low Oil)
Amount Per Serving (2 tbsp)
Calories 67 Calories from Fat 46
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.1g8%
Carbohydrates 2.9g1%
Fiber 1.7g7%
Protein 2.8g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.