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Liquid Gold Dressing

Liquid gold dressing is a major flavour bomb that will enhance anything. Naturally great on salads, but also good for grain bowls and slaw.
Course Salad, Sauce
Cuisine Dairy-free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Vegan
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword all seasons, apple cider vinegar, flax, garlic, nutritional yeast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 Cups of dressing
Calories 80kcal



  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 2 teaspoons tamari soy sauce
  • teaspoons ground flax seed
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • ¾ cup oil of choice (see notes)


  • In an upright blender, combine the apple cider vinegar, water, nutritional yeast, tamari, ground flaxseed, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, garlic, and black pepper. Close the lid of the blender and flip it to high until all ingredients are creamy and combined.
  • Then, with the speed on low, remove the lid plug and slowly drizzle in the oil. Once all of the oil is in the blender, place the lid plug back on and flip the blender’s speed to high for 2-3 seconds to fully combine.
  • Transfer the liquid gold dressing to a sealable jar and keep it in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.


  • You can use regular soy sauce in place of the tamari. Coconut aminos is a great substitution if you’re allergic to soy.
  • My favourite oils for salad dressing like this are neutral-tasting ones that stay liquid once refrigerated: sunflower, grape seed or avocado oil are all good bets.
  • The tamari that I have on hand right now is seriously thick and VERY salty (Kikkoman brand). Because of this, my finished dressing did not require additional salt. I am a person that LOVES salt, so this is saying a lot. Depending on what brand of tamari you're using, you may need to add a little bit of sea salt to yours!


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.2g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 8.5g | Fiber: 0.1g