Nutritional Yeast Salad Dressing

Whenever I ask what I can bring to a dinner party the answer is usually salad. The reason our friends like my salads so much (I am not sure they are aware of this) is this salad dressing. I always vary the salad ingredients depending on the time of year but the dressing is usually the same.

This is the kind of all-purpose dressing you want to have in your fridge all the time. It’s versatile, creamy and flavourful without being overwhelming.  I originally started making it as a salad dressing but quickly discovered it is a flavorful addition to cooked grains, vegetables, noodles, chicken, etc.

I adapted this recipe from Hollyhock Cooks: Food to Nourish Body, Mind and Soil – a favourite cookbook of mine highlighting simple, local, seasonal cooking from Hollyhock‘s kitchen where food is prepared with love and ingredients carefully sourced.

Nutritional Yeast Salad Dressing

Smooth and creamy all-purpose dressing

Author Elia


  • 35 g/ ½ cup of nutritional yeast
  • 80 g / ⅓ cup of water
  • 80g / ⅓ cup of soya sauce, tamari
  • 80 g / ⅓ cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 300g / 1-½ cups of extra-virgin olive oil, or grapeseed oil for a lighter version
  • 2 cloves of garlic


  1. Combine all ingredients in a quart mason jar.  

  2. Using an immersion blender, mix until a creamy texture has been obtained (30 seconds or less). 

  3. Cover a refrigerate for up to two weeks.

Recipe Notes

If you don’t have an immersion blender, a regular blender will achieve the same result. You will just have a bit more clean-up to do, that’s all. 

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