vegan cilantro dressing, pure magic

This vegan cilantro dressing is like magic - seriously! It's creamy, refreshing, and so perfect. It's the perfect dressing to add to your favorite salad. The tangy apple cider vinegar balances perfectly with the fresh cilantro flavor and spiciness of the jalapeño. Just drizzle it on your salad, and you'll love the burst of flavor it adds to your meal.

This vegan cilantro dressing is creamy, delicious, low-carb, and both dairy-free and oil-free. I used it as a finishing touch for a Latin flavor profile salad, but it’s also great for tacos, grains, Buddha bowls, and more. You can even add a splash of it to your favorite meals to make them more flavorful!

A white bowl with a salad in it drizzled with cilantro dressing.

About this recipe

This vegan salad has everything you need to eat to be healthy and beautiful. It has greens, protein from the black beans, super crunch from the plantains and pumpkin seeds, and tons of flavor from the creamy vegan cilantro dressing.

Creamy Vegan Cilantro Dressing ingredients

This deliciously creamy vegan cilantro dressing has super-powerful ingredients. The main one is cilantro, which is full of antioxidants and unique compounds that detox heavy metals from our bodies.

It has serrano or jalapeño pepper, which, among other things, has a lot of vitamin C. It has scallions, which are considered within the group of nutrient-dense vegetables.

Apple cider vinegar and tofu or vegan mayonnaise.

How to make healthy cilantro dressing

Aderezo de cilantro, cremoso y delicioso en sólo cinco minutos.

Food processor. Add all the ingredients to the food processor container and let it run until creamy. It is super easy and fast.

Blender. As with the previous method, you put everything into the container and blend. It is super easy and fast.

A jar of cilantro dressing with a wooden spoon.

This magical cilantro dressing can be used in any dish. It tastes delicious with salads, as a salsa to finish tacos, as a tostadas, or as a dip with crudites. It is also perfect if you want to finish some enchiladas or a Buddha Bowl.

Aderezo de cilantro, cremoso y delicioso en sólo cinco minutos.

salad

  • Greens. I used mixed greens for my salad, but you can use a spinach, romaine, or kale base.
  • Black beans. Feel free to substitute with any other legume you have on hand.
  • Pumpkin seeds. Add any other seed or nut you like.
  • Banana chips.
magic cilantro dressing

Creamy Vegan Cilantro Dressing

Alejandra Graf
This vegan cilantro dressing is like magic – seriously! It's creamy, refreshing, and so perfect. It's the perfect dressing to add to your favorite salad. The tangy apple cider vinegar balances perfectly with the fresh cilantro flavor and spiciness of the jalapeño. Just drizzle it on your salad, and you'll love the burst of flavor it adds to your meal.
5 de 6 votos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dressing
Cuisine Cocina mexicana
Servings 6 people
Calories 292 kcal

Equipment

  • Food processor or blender

Ingredients
  

Dressing

  • 4 tablespoons vegan mayonaise or silken tofu
  • 1 handful cilantro about 3/4 of a cup
  • 1/2-1 jalapeño pepper
  • 3 scallions white and light green parts
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Salad

  • 4 handfuls of mixed greens
  • cup brown rice
  • cup cooked black beans
  • 1/4 cup Pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup plantain chips

Instructions
 

  • In a food processor add the vegan mayo, cilantro, jalapeño, scallions, vinegar and salt. Pulse repeatedly until everything is sommoth.
  • Add water slowly, test and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  • In a bowl, add greens, rice and black beans. Mix well being careful not to smush all ingredients. Add dressing and finish with the plantains and pumpkin seeds.

Notes

💡 To store vegan cilantro dressing: Use an airtight container, refrigerate, and consume within a week. Shake or stir before reuse.

Nutrition

Serving: 250gCalories: 292kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 9gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 102mgPotassium: 356mgFiber: 6gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 117IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 2mg
Keyword cilantro dressing, easy vegan salad, latin flavor salad

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