Sunday, September 23, 2012

Savory Sage Salad Dressing (Oil Free)

Being a low fat raw vegan makes it challenging to think up different oil free salad dressings each day/week. I was getting into a rut and felt like I kept hitting a dead end thinking up new dressing ideas. Then all of a sudden I got inspired after listening to several of the interviews on the Brilliant Body Summit, and now the recipes have been popping into my head.
Herbs I thought! How can I feature a new herb in each dressing? Would it help me create new recipes? It seems to be working. I feel like certain ingredients go well with each individual herb thus giving me several new dressing options. It is fun experimenting with sweet and savory. In a previous post I featured DILL as the star herb in my raw cucumber soup. But you could easily use the same recipe for a salad dressing or sauce for spiralized zucchini noodles.
 Here is an example of a savory dressing I created today with the star herb being SAGE. Hope you enjoy it.

Savory Sage Salad Dressing

by Elizabeth @

1 small zucchini
1 inch piece of sweet onion
1/2 C organic grape tomatoes
1/2 C organic cherry tomatoes
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 of a soaked Medjool date
3 fresh sage leaves
Directions: In a high speed blender, food processor or with an immersion blender, blend all of the ingredients until creamy. Use as a savory salad dressing or as a sauce for some spiralized zucchini or cucumber noodles. Enjoy!

+JMJ+ Today I am grateful for fresh, raw English Peas. They add a surprising crunch and sweetness to my salads. I found them at Trader Joe's.


kelli said...

i love sage. the dressing and salad look fantastic!!!

Katie said...

This looks awesome and i hope you dont mind i shared a link to it on one of my blogs new recipe link up! we have so much in common; i also have 5 kids and homeschool and am currently getting my raw food chef certification! how fun! I'm your newest email subscriber. ~~Katie

Elizabeth said...

Very cool!! Thanks for subscribing and best of luck on your certification, it is very exciting!!
Peace and Raw Health,

Katie said...

Thanks again. I would love for you to choose a recipe next week to link up next friday with us! ~~katie at

Elizabeth said...

Let me know how to do it and perhaps I will.

Banana Cream Pie Smoothie Lately I've been blessed with fresh, green, Florida coconuts from my neighbor's trees. We enjoy drinking...