Nut Butter Salad Dressing

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This irresistible Nut Butter Salad Dressing will make you want to grab a straw and sip it up—it’s that good! Don’t let those bits at the bottom of your nut or seed butter jars go to waste. That’s right, they’re the ✨ secret ingredient to this creamy dressing. You will want to drizzle it over your favorite salads or even noodles as well. You’ll find yourself making bigger batches to keep this tasty dressing on hand in the fridge. Get ready to bring your salad game to the next level!

Why You’ll Love Nut Butter Salad Dressing

Prepare to fall head over heels for this Nut Butter Honey Dijon Dressing. With its rich, creamy texture every mouthful with this dressing is a culinary escape. The creative use of leftover bits from nut or seed butter jars not only reduces waste but also adds the perfect depth to the dressing that will leave your taste buds craving more.

Whether drizzled over a simple green salad or paired with the robust flavors of baby arugula, this dressing effortlessly elevates any dish to gourmet status. Versatile, convenient, and utterly delicious, it’s sure to become a staple in your kitchen repertoire.

How to Prepare Nut Butter Salad Dressing

🥜 Add all the ingredients into the nut or seed butter jar.

🌀 Then, shake well.

🥄 If the nut butter doesn’t mix well, use a whisk to blend thoroughly.

🥗 Enjoy your salad!

Nonna’s Tip 🍯

You can use any nut or seed butter you have on hand.  If your jar is not empty, you can simply make this dressing regardless by adding 1-2 teaspoons of nut butter to the dressing in a separate jar when making it. I think chunks of nut butter are acceptable and can enhance the salad.

Nut Butter Salad Dressing

Variations and Substitutions for Nut Butter Salad Dressing

This versatile dressing will have you on the biggest salad kick! Make sure you tell me in the comments how you make it your own!

  1. Experiment with different types of nut or seed butter, such as almond butter, cashew butter, 🌻 sunflower seed butter, or tahini. Use what works for your preference or dietary restrictions.
  2. If you prefer a vegan option or want to reduce the sweetness, you can substitute honey with 🍁 maple syrup, agave nectar, or another sweetener of choice.
  3. While Dijon mustard is used in the original recipe, you can substitute it with whole-grain mustard, spicy brown mustard, or even a touch of 🍎 apple cider vinegar.
  4. Instead of using Italian seasoning in your Nut Butter Salad Dressing consider using your own combination of spices and 🌿 herbs such as garlic powder, onion powder, dried herbs like basil or oregano, or fresh herbs like parsley or cilantro.

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Common Questions

What types of salads does this dressing pair well with?

This dressing pairs well with a variety of salads, including green salads, grain salads, Asian-inspired salads, and fruit salads.

Can I use any type of seed or nut butter I have on hand?

Yes, you can certainly use any nut or seed butter you have on hand. 

What if my nut or seed butter jar is full?

If your jar is not empty you can simply make this dressing regardless by adding 1-2 teaspoons of nut butter to the dressing in a separate jar when making it. 

How do I store the dressing?

The dressing stores beautifully in the fridge for weeks. It does solidify so you will have to scoop some out and just leave it at room temp before using.

How can I make this Nut Butter Salad dressing vegan?

If you are vegan feel free to mix some agave with Dijon mustard instead.

Nut Butter Salad Dressing

Nut Butter Salad Dressing

This irresistible Nut Butter Salad Dressing will make you want to grab a straw and sip it up—it's that good! Don't let those remnants at the bottom of your nut or seed butter jars go to waste.
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Course: Salad, Tutorials and Hacks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 tablespoon nut butter , or seed butter
  • cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Honey Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning , to taste
  • pinch of salt, to taste

Instructions 

  • In your empty nut (or seed butter jar) add all of the ingredients and shake well.
  • If the nut/seed butter doesn’t incorporate well, feel free to give it all a good whisk.
  • Chunks of nut/seed butter are a bonus in your salad and totally okay in my eyes. Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 419kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 40g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 29g, Sodium: 116mg, Potassium: 78mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 9IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 38mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Salad, Tutorials and Hacks
Cuisine: American
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4 Comments

  1. So so good, I had an (almost) empty jar of european mustard, to which I added honey and the other ingredients- outstanding, thank you!!!