Whole30 Salad Dressing: 8 Recipes For Compliant Dressings

Whole30 Salad Dressing Recipes: Compliant Companions for Salads!

whole30 salad dressing recipes

If you're on Whole30, chances are you'll be eating at least a few salads. Dry salads are no fun, but with Whole30, the vast majority of store bought salad dressings are out.

The good news is that you can make your very own Whole30 salad dressings to taste upgrade your salads!

Here are a few of the most popular Whole30 salad dressing recipes!

whole30 ranch dressing

Who doesn't love ranch dressing? This recipe from the Whole30 website is perfect for re-creating your favorite store-bought ranch dressing.

wholeranchdressing

Ingredients

Ingredients: Avocado Oil / Egg / Red Wine Vinegar / Salt / Pepper / Onion Powder / Garlic / Herbs / Coconut Milk

DIFFICULTY LEVEL​​​

Medium. Not too difficult - it's just a matter of blending ingredients in a food processor for a few seconds. You'll need to pour the oil very slowly into the processor to get the emulsifying process correct. While this isn't too much trouble for most people, it can throw some folks off!

WHERE TO FIND THE RECIPE

whole30 BALSAMIC vinaigrette

This quick and easy balsamic vinaigrette dressing is perfect to keep on hand during your Whole30 program to splash on dry salads. It's also great for putting in a little container and taking on-the-go to restaurants or work.

balsamicwholedressing

Ingredients

Ingredients: Olive Oil / Whole-Grain Mustard / Balsamic Vinegar / Salt / Pepper / 

DIFFICULTY LEVEL​​​

Easy. Not too difficult - it's just a matter of blending ingredients in a food processor for a few seconds. You'll need to pour the oil very slowly into the processor to get the emulsifying process correct. While this isn't too much trouble for most people, it can throw some folks off!

WHERE TO FIND THE RECIPE

You can find this recipe on All Recipes!

whole30 Raspberry Vinaigrette

A nice raspberry vinaigrette is just the thing for a spring-time salad. For a light, fruity Whole30 salad dressing, try this recipe from Instagram user @planksloveandguacamole!

wholedressing

Ingredients

Ingredients: Fresh Raspberries / Extra Virgin Olive Oil / Raspberry Wine Vinegar / Freshly Ground Red Pepper

DIFFICULTY LEVEL​​​

Easy. With just a few simple ingredients, this recipe is quite easy. If you can't find raspberry wine vinegar, normal wine vinegar will serve just fine. To form, just put ingredients together in a good processor and you're all set!

WHERE TO FIND THE RECIPE

whole30 Asian salad dressing

I'm pretty crazy about asian salad dressings - sprinkle some of this on some chopped lettuce, slivered almonds, and sliced mandarin oranges - you've got yourself an easy and tasty salad! 

Also try mixing this dressing on your homemade burrito bowls or cauliflower fried rice for an asian spice zest.

wholeasiansaladdressing

Ingredients

Ingredients: Sesame Oil / Coconut Aminos / Red Pepper Flakes / Ground Ginger / Garlic / Extra Virgin Olive Oil / Salt

DIFFICULTY LEVEL​​​

Easy. This recipe features a fairly short ingredient list, and making the dressing simply requires tossing ingredients in the food processor. 

WHERE TO FIND THE RECIPE

whole30 Roasted Chili Dressing

This spicy chili salad dressing is perfect for those who want a little extra kick on top of their Whole30-friendly salad. The recipe requires roasting and peeling peppers, so it's a little more labor-intensive than other recipes, but from spice fans it's a must-have.

roasted chili dressing

Ingredients

Ingredients: Red Chilies / Extra Virgin Olive Oil / Lemon Juice / Fresh Mint / Sea Salt / Black Pepper

DIFFICULTY LEVEL​​​

Hard. While this recipe is very do-able, it involves a lot of extra steps that simple salad dressing folks may rather avoid. The red chilies must be put under a broiler to roast, then should be wrapped in plastic wrap to be steamed so that they can be peeled easily. Chilies must then be peeled, have seeds removed, and be chopped before using. 

WHERE TO FIND THE RECIPE

You can find this recipe on Paleo Leap!

Dairy-Free Chipotle Dressing

This chipotle dressing is great for salads, but it can also be used on DIY burrito bowls or nearly any dry-ish meal that could use a little extra flavor. Try using it as a veggie dip as well!

chipotle ranch dressing

Ingredients

Ingredients: Whole30 Mayo / Chipotle Powder / Cumin / Apple Cider Vinegar / Cilantro / Water / Garlic

DIFFICULTY LEVEL​​​

Medium. Once you have the ingredient, you combine them in a bowl and slowly add in the water until the dressing reaches the consistency you want. You'll also need to have Whole30 mayo on hand already. Learn how to make Whole30 mayo yourself here. 

WHERE TO FIND THE RECIPE

You can find this recipe on Fast Paleo!

Whole30 Creamy Caesar Dressing

Caesar salads (and their dressings) are real fan favorites. While croutons and cheese are out, that doesn't mean you can't still whip up a fantastic Whole30 caesar dressing and spread it on any salad you see.

This recipe feature anchovies - in vein of the traditional caesar salad!

Ingredients

Ingredients: Avocado Oil (or Light Olive Oil) / Egg / Lemon Juice / Anchovy Filets / Garlic / Dijon Mustard / Salt / Pepper / Coconut Milk

DIFFICULTY LEVEL​​​

Medium. To form this creamy caesar dressing, you'll pulverize ingredients in a food processor and slowly drizzle in the olive oil to emulsify (and then the coconut milk follows).

WHERE TO FIND THE RECIPE

You can find this recipe on the Whole30 website!

Do you have any other favorite Whole30 salad dressings you want to share? Add your favorites in the comments!

  • Lou Ann Schafer says:

    You cannot use dijon mustard on whole30

  • I started Whole30 on New Year’s Day and I feel a change already. The swelling in my knees hAve gone down considerAbly. My sugar cravings are gone. I miss bread though.

  • Jenny says:

    @ Lou Ann Whole Foods sells a compliant dijon mustard!

  • Roy Bloom says:

    Know chocolate has sugar in it…..is it best to eliminate it at least for the 1st 30 days?…..maybe small amounts later on?
    Also what about coffee? I have an espresso machine and can make lattes with almond milk……is that allowed…
    Thank you…..Roy Bloom

  • Chris says:

    does anyone know how to make chipotle chili powder

  • julie says:

    This is going to sound stupid to some – it the “egg” ingredient is raw egg?? Thanks – I’m new. 😛

    • LifeHealthHQ says:

      Not dumb at all! This recipe isn’t of my creation, but I feel pretty confident they are referring to raw egg. Cooked egg wouldn’t work out too well!

    • Jes says:

      I was glad asked this, I was wondering the same thing! I don’t think I can stomach a raw egg!

  • Mike says:

    I notice a few of these dressings (ranch and raspberry vinaigrette have wine vinegar. So, not Whole30… right?

  • Valerie says:

    It’s OK to eat raw eggs? I won’t get sick?

    • LifeHealthHQ says:

      This isn’t my recipe so not sure what to say. Looking ok the web, it looks like it’s not unusual for homemade salad dressings to contain raw eggs. However, you’ll want to use pasteurized eggs and serve to people who are pregnant, elderly, children, or infirm adults.

      • Valerie says:

        The ranch recipe saved my life on my first week of the whole30. I ate the egg raw. Today, I looked up online, how to pasteurize eggs, and it was super easy, so I did. I couldn’t find pasteurized eggs at any store near me. Thank you for the quick response, I look forward to trying the other recipes too.

  • Judy says:

    Would u mind sharing how you did the egg pasteurization process?

  • Tina says:

    What is going to be the fridge life for the ranch recipe? I don’t want to get sick from it going expired. =)

  • Roxanne says:

    I dont drink coffee and water with breakfast just seems bland. Any other drink suggestions??

  • Susan says:

    I would like to make the balsamic vinaigrette. Can someone please recommend a whole30 compliant whole grain mustard brand? I have seen sugar in the ingredients and so wondering what one was used. Thank you!

  • Andy Collins says:

    Do you have any information on Cafe Rio restaurant.

  • Tammy says:

    On average how long after being made is the salad dressing good for?


  • >