Is there such a thing as a creamy garlic dressing without allergens?
Let’s dream big and make it free of gluten, dairy, egg, corn, soy, almond, cashew, and nightshade while we’re at it!
Gluten-Free Creamy Vegan Dressing? We must be dreaming!
No, we aren’t dreaming, we are Breaking A Recipe. We are going to make a traditional food in an allergen friendly way! Because everyone deserves to enjoy the delicious pleasures life has to offer!
If you’ve been unfortunate enough to have someone tell you…
“Just cut out everything with dairy! You’ll be fine”…said anyone who has never tried to quit dairy!
Fine, as in not sick, is a good thing. I will never say no to good health. But fine, as in able to have the highest quality of life, without missing out on flavor, now that’s what we are going for!
How is that possible? There’s no way we have creamy Garlic Parmesaean Dressing without dairy, egg, soy, or corn, almond, or cashew!
Because this is Break A Recipe!
That is what we do here! We make your favorite foods without common allergens! Today we are going to make a Creamy Garlic Dressing without dairy, gluten, grain, egg, soy, corn, cashew, almond, or nightshades!
What’s left for us to use?
Unicorn Farts, of course!
Welcome to Break A Recipe
My name is Nina, and this is my little corner of the internet where I get to share allergen friendly recipes with my Foodie Friends.
If this is your first time visiting, thank you for stopping by! If you are a returning reader, Grain-Free VIP, newsletter subscriber, or Facebook group member, thank you for all your help! You keep me on my toes. You inspire me to Break New Recipes each week.
Life is better with foodie friends, and I’m thankful to call you mine!
That’s kind of my thing, using alternative, allergen friendly ingredients, and creating recipes. As the name of my blog implies, I break things in the kitchen. I would love it if you would come behind the scenes with me every week and let me tell you more about it in my newsletter. You can subscribe by clicking here. I’m a food nerd and I love having foodie friends!
Recently I tried making cream cheese and got sour cream!! Yes, I now have dairy-free sour cream in my life!
Here’s quick little glimpse at my Instagram so you can see what I’ve been cooking lately!
No grain, gluten, dairy, egg, soy, corn, almond, or cashew in any of it!
Now Let’s Get Back to Our Recipe
Here’s the short version: we’re going to use mayonnaise, olive oil, dairy-free milk, fresh garlic, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, dried parsley, salt, and pepper. That’s it, wrap it up, call it dressing.
Okay, maybe there’s little more to explain. Let’s look a little closer. (I promise I will walk you through every step in the recipe!)
Wait a minute! Mayonnaise includes soy and eggs. This recipe can’t be allergen friendly if we are using mayonnaise—-
Let’s use my recipe for Soy-Free Vegan Mayonnaise, now we don’t have to worry about soy or egg, which are two common allergens found in mayonnaise, they’re also highly inflammatory.
Speaking of inflammation—dairy is highly inflammatory as are egg, soy, corn, gluten, grain, and sugar. Not only will this recipe be allergen friendly, it’s also great for those looking to lower inflammation in their bodies! Less inflammation means less joint pain, less overall discomfort, and improvement in general wellness!
Did I mention this recipe is delcious?
It’s my favorite dressing to use. Stir in a little spinach and you have a feast. Stir in some Romaine and you have the makings of an allergen friendly Caesar salad!
Most salad dressings use vinegar, we are omitting the vinegar in this recipe and replacing it with lemon. Why?
There is something magical about the flavors of lemon, garlic, parsley, and salt, when they combine. They will add a bright flavor to this recipe that you just can’t get with vinegar. If you prefer to use vinegar, please Break The Recipe and let me know how it came out in the comments. Recipes Are Meant To Be Broken!
We’ll talk more about ingredients and substitutions later in the blogpost.
Are you ready to Break a Recipe? Let’s Go Shopping!
- Lemon Juice
- Vegan Mayonnaise
- Olive Oil
- Coconut Milk
- Nutritional Yeast
- Dried Parsley
- Fresh Garlic
- Electric Mixer
- Small Mixing Bowl with Handle
- Liquid Measuring Cups
- Dry Measuring Cups
- Garlic Press
- Adjustable Measuring Spoons
- Pint Mason Jar
- Leakproof lid
These ingredients and equipment are what I use in my own kitchen. As an amazon associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. If you purchase anything through an affiliate link, I earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for helping to “keep the lights on,” here at Break A Recipe.
Enough With the Words, Let’s Break A Recipe!
Creamy Garlic Dressing
- Electric Mixer
- Small mixing bowl
- Liquid measuring cup
- Adjustable measuring spoons
- Garlic Press
- Mason Jar
- Leakproof Lid for mason jar
- ⅓ Cup Vegan Mayonnaise
- ⅓ Cup Olive Oil
- ⅓ Cup Coconut Milk
- 2 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
- 1 Tablespoon Dried Parsley
- 3 Cloves Fresh Garlic
- 2 teaspoons Salt
- ¼ Teaspoon Pepper
- 2-3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice For a brighter flavor use 3 Tablespoons
- In a mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, and olive oil; mix on low speed.
- When mayonnaise and olive oil are mixed, gradually blend in coconut milk. Press garlic into bowl. Add nutritional yeast, parsley, salt, and pepper. Mix well on low speed.
- Add lemon juice 1 tablespoon at a time. Mixing and tasting in between. This will make sure you mix the dressing exactly to your taste.
Let’s Watch It Happen!
Can you believe it’s that easy?
A delicious creamy garlic dressing is back on the menu! Dairy-free and Allergen Friendly!
Let’s Talk Ingredients
I used to think that there were secrets to making delicious foods that I would never be able to understand! I learn a lot from reading, from testing ingredients, and from taking a “What will happen if?” approach. The more I cook, the more I am convinced that the “magic” comes from using fresh, natural, healthy ingredients and sharing a good meal with good company.
Oh marvelous chickpea flour, it has so many uses. In this recipe it adds protein to our grain-free flour blend, and it takes the place of egg. Most doctors encourage their patients to consume more legumes if it is safe to do so. Baking with chickpea flour is a great way to do this!
The closest I’ll ever get to baking with unicorn farts, xanthan gum makes the magic happen! It thickens, it emulsifies, it foams. In our salad dressing, the xanthan gum keeps the ingredients from falling out of suspension, so it’s creamy when you make it, and it’s creamy when you serve it with minimal shaking or stirring.
Many people ask about xanthan gum and if it’s Grain-Free. Soy, corn, dairy, and wheat are what xanthan gum is commonly made from. So people are right to ask. But I have found Authentic Foods Xanthan Gum, a brand that is free of all these allergens! It’s made from cabbage. I haven’t had anyone tell me they dislike it. It’s high quality, allergen friendly, and it gets the job done!
What would a kitchen be without baking soda? Make sure to have a separate box or jar for the fridge and another for baking. We use baking soda to give the “lift” an egg would give these little loaves.
Another leavening agent, this recipe uses cream of tartar to in combination with baking soda and chickpea flour to replicate eggs and give a little lift to our recipe!
Olive oil has such a rich delicious flavor. Salads are loaded with leafy green vegetables which contain fat soluble vitamins. Our bodies cannot access these vitamins without healthy fats like olive oil.
Since we’re making a creamy dressing, we’ll a dairy-free ingredient to give a creamy flavor to our dressing.
I know it’s legal to cook without Parmesan, but I don’t recommend it. In this recipe the nutritional yeast will give a Parmesan flavor to our dressing. It will also add plenty of nutrients including B vitamins to our dressing.
Known for its gentle versatile flavor, parsley also aids in digestion.
loaded with nutrients and flavor, garlic has anti-microbial properties. This will give a sharp bite of flavor to our dressing which will contrast nicely with the creamy flavor. The anti-microbial properties will help our dressing to stay fresh for almost 2 weeks in the fridge.
A salad just isn’t a salad without salt. In both Spanish, French, and Italian, the words for salad mean “salted food”. If you are watching your salt intake, adjust as is safe for you. Everyone should consider salting foods properly in the kitchen and keeping it off the table.
Pepper brings out the sharp flavor of the garlic and enhances the other flavors in the recipe. It’s also anti-inflammatory. Anytime we can use an anti-inflammatory ingredient that enhances the flavor in our food, why not use it? It will give our dressing a very slight bite, that will balance the lemon and garlic perfectly.
I’m so glad you came by to check out this recipe today. I hope that you get to enjoy it in good company.
Before You Go…
Thank you for reading, for trying this recipe, and for taking a chance on a recipe made with unique ingredients!
You’ll find it’s easy to make, and your body will feel much better after eating it. You will find your gluten-and grain loving friends going for seconds!
If you’re cooking this for someone with allergies, thank you again for supporting them. You’re an amazing friend. Pin this recipe so you can share it with those who need it, and find it later!
Please tell me how your recipe turned out when you make it. Click here to reach me directly. You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest using the links below. I really enjoy your feedback and comments. I can’t wait to hear how your recipe turned out!
Come connect with others who cook without grains. Life’s better with Foodie Friends. We’d love to have you join us in Grain-Free Lifestyle And Support Community.