Easy Lime Agave Salad Dressing

Lime agave salad dressing
Ratings (8)
  • Total: 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 3/4 cup (6 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
113 Calories
9g Fat
9g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3/4 cup (6 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 113
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 98mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 0g
Calcium 7mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Here's a simple way to make a simple and healthy homemade dairy-free and vegan salad dressing from lime zest, lime juice, olive oil and a little agave nectar (also called agave syrup) as a natural sweetener.  This agave nectar salad dressing is a healthy homemade alternative to store-bought salad dressings. 

Beyond just salads, I use salad dressings in a number of different ways, so I try to always keep some on hand. Salad dressings are great in a pinch for adding to steamed fresh vegetables, adding to any leftover quinoa, (or to make a quick quinoa salad or bean salad, too), or, use this lime-based agave salad dressing to make a simple rice salad or something or other sooner or later!

All of the ingredients are vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free, and, if you use cold pressed oil and a completely raw agave syrup (read the label to check and see), it is suitable for anyone on a raw vegan food diet as well. If you want to swap out the agave nectar for honey, you may, though the recipe will not technically be vegan any longer, since most vegans avoid honey. 

Like making quick and easy salad dressings at home? Scroll down for even more easy and homemade vegan salad dressing recipes to try, from raspberry vinaigrette, to a tahini-based Goddess dressing. 

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons lime zest (zest from two limes)
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Steps to Make It

In a small bowl, combine the lime zest, lime juice, agave nectar, and olive oil and use a fork or a small whisk to whisk everything together until fully incorporated and olive oil won't separate. Then, add a bit of salt and pepper for seasoning and stir again to combine.

Instead of using a small bowl and a whisk, I also sometimes like to just place everything together in a mason jar, cover, and then shake it all up until fully emulsified. It's kind of fun! 

Like making healthy green salads? Here's some creative ways to make a healthy green salad, or, check out these tips for making a normal green salad exciting by adding color, texture and flavor: green salad tips and tricks

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