Salad dressings – they can make or break a salad…yes, it’s that dramatic. They can take your salad to a whole new level, or just turn it into a soggy mess. I’ve created this refreshing vegan salad dressing recipe which is simple to make and super nutritious. It tastes great over a colorful crispy salad but it goes perfectly with a crunchy stir-fry, too!
I’m personally not a fan a creamy salad dressing (I prefer them to be lighter and more refreshing), so finding vegan salad dressings in the supermarket typically isn’t an issue since they lack that “creamy” dairy element. However, I was completely in shock when I looked at their nutritional label; most store-bought salad dressings are absolutely loaded with sugar despite being labeled as ‘light’ and/or ‘a healthier choice.’ Making your own salad dressing gives you control of just how much sugar you’re adding, and it also makes you more aware of what exactly you are putting in your body.
This Moroccan chickpea salad is bursting with flavor and packed with nutrients, too! The chia seeds, chickpeas, falafel, and almonds offer a great source of protein which makes this a really satisfying lunch as part of a healthy, balanced lifestyle!
This recipe was republished with permission from Basil and Vogue.