Dairy-free, Gluten-free French Dressing

One of my fondest memories growing up in Chicago is of going to authentic Italian weddings. The great food, the dancing and running around with dozens of cousins until the wee hours…

But secretly, my favorite part was when salads would be served with a choice of Italian, Ranch or my favorite – French Dressing. I just loved that banquet hall French Dressing! Something about it’s creamy tangy-ness just made my taste buds sing!

Of course, as an adult I have always kept a bottle of French Dressing in my fridge until I recently read the label. Sadly it was loaded with wheat and dairy derivatives. I decided to get creative and came up with this dairy-free, gluten-free version instead.

It’s flavor is delish and sweetly satisfies the cravings of my youth. I hope you get to try it soon and report back to me. What do you think?


Dairy-free, Gluten-free French Dressing

2/3 cups grapeseed oil
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon agave nectar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon turmeric
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


Combine all the ingredients together is a jar. Shake well before each use. For a “creamier” consistency, blend for 1 minute in a blender or mini food processor. I actually have an immersion blending attachment for my electric mixer that worked well for blending this.

Makes about 1 cup of dressing.

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