2 Creamy Salad Dressings Made With Zucchini Instead of Oil

Simple food substitutions have transformed my diet, changing familiar favorites into powerful healing meals. These two salad dressings are easy ways to turn your dressing into a food that helps boost your immune system without bogging it down with extra fat.

Carrot, Zucchini & Potato Patties with Ranch Dressing

Ranch Dressing: Low Fat and Dairy Free

This low fat dressing is filled with flavor. Made with zucchini, herbs and a few cashews, I love the tasty way this creamy dressing adds more flavor to my salads. I recommend trying this healthy ranch dressing on Black Bean Burgers, Carrot Zucchini & Potato Patties, or using it as a dipping sauce for vegetables.

Ranch Dressing

Ingredients

1 cup raw, peeled and diced zucchini
2 tbsp. raw cashews
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tbsp. finely chopped dill
1/2 tbsp. finely chopped parsley

Directions

Combine zucchini, cashews, lemon juice, garlic powder and onion powder in a blender and blend until smooth. Add in dill and parsley and mix together.

Garlic Tahini Dressing: Simple 5 Ingredients

I use a high speed blender to mix these 5 ingredients together: zucchini, garlic, ginger, lemon and tahini. Exact measurements are not needed. Feel free to adjust the amounts in the recipe to your preferences. 

Tips:

  1. Typically a new jar of tahini has oil on the top. I discard the extra oil and don’t mix it in for a lower fat tahini. 
  2. For easier blending, grate a knob of ginger and crush the garlic before adding it to the blender.
  3. With all the fresh ingredients in this dressing, it is best to use it within a few days.
  4. This dressing is so flavorful it makes a tasty salad with just lettuce or other greens.

Garlic Tahini Dressing

Ingredients

1 cup raw, peeled and diced zucchini
2 dates
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 knob ginger, grated
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp. tahini

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

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