Dijon Date Dressing is a sweet and tangy salad dressing that’s naturally sweetened with dates. Tastes great on any type of salad.
Besides dates, the main ingredient in this vegan salad dressing is Dijon mustard. It has a similar taste to a honey mustard.
This homemade salad dressing has so much more flavor than bottled dressing. Because it has lots of bold flavor, you won’t need to use much. It goes especially well on a roasted vegetable salad.
Only 5 ingredients are needed, plus salt, pepper, and water.
- Medjool Dates– with the pits removed.
- Dijon mustard
- Apple Cider Vinegar– balsamic or rice wine vinegar can be used instead. Adds the tanginess to the dressing.
- Salt and pepper
- Olive oil– use an extra-virgin olive oil.
Why use dates as a sweetener?
Dates are a concentrated source of sugar. Just a few dates add alot of sweetness. They’re lower on the glycemic index than refined sugars, plus they have fiber and nutrients. In addition to adding sweetness to foods, they also add a subtle caramel-like flavor.
Dijon Date Dressing Recipe Tips:
You will need a high powered blender to get a super smooth texture.
I like a fairly sweet dressing. For less sweetness, just use 2 to 3 dates.
Any dressing with fresh garlic should be stored in the refrigerator. This dressing will keep for 8 to 10 days.
With no preservatives and a superior flavor, taking a few minutes to make a homemade dressing is always worth it.
Try These Other Delicious Salad Dressings:
- Balsamic Herb Vinaigrette
- Kalamata Olive and Feta Dressing
- Ginger Salad Dressing
- Creamy Italian Dressing
Dijon Date Dressing
Dijon Date Dressing is a sweet and tangy salad dressing that's naturally sweetened with dates. Tastes great on any type of salad.
- 5 Medjool dates, pits removed
- 1/3 cup Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 4 to 6 tablespoons water
Process the dates in a small food processor until finely chopped.
Add Dijon mustard, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper. Process until combined.
With food processor running, slowly drizzle the oil in.
Add water until it is thinned to your liking.
Nutritional info is provided as an estimate only and can vary based on brands of products used, measuring techniques, and cooking methods.
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