This Gluten-Free Vegan Creamy Jalapeno Dressing is a healthy and easy plant-based recipe made with only 7 clean, real food ingredients and it's ready to enjoy in about 5 minutes using a Vitamix!
This clean eating Raw Vegan Creamy Jalapeno Dressing has been essential in helping me to incorporate more salads and veggies into my diet.
Gluten-Free Vegan Creamy Jalapeno Dressing
Here's why this recipe works - my top 3 reasons:
- It's a versatile plant-based dressing
- Ready in about 5 minutes
- Made with clean, real food ingredients
It's A Versatile Plant-Based Dressing
Having a good variety of homemade vegan dressings on hand is key to eating more salad.
This recipe was one of the very first raw dressings I ever made and you can eat it with just about anything.
I've used in on wraps, drizzled over steamed veggies (like broccoli), as a dip for veggies and of course, as a salad dressing.
Ready In About 5 Minutes
There's no reason to not keep this easy recipe on hand when it only takes about 5 minutes to make.
Simply add all the ingredients to a Vitamix, blend and it's ready to enjoy!
Store it in the refrigerator in a glass mason jar to use at a moment's notice.
Made With Clean, Real Food Ingredients
There's nothing like making your own homemade salad dressings because not only can you use fresh ingredients, but you have control over the quality of ingredients...like no GMO's, pesticides, preservatives, additives, etc.
For example, here's the ingredient list for a store-bought creamy jalapeno dressing:
S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Litehouse Mild Jalapeno Ranch Dressing and Dip Ingredients: Canola Oil, Buttermilk Cultured, Water, Peppers, Jalapenos, Egg Yolks, Sugar, Vinegar Distilled, Salt, Onions, Green Onions, Cider, Vinegar, Garlic Dried, Spices, Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum, Peppers Chili Powder, Onions Dried, Milk Nonfat Powder, Blend (Whey Dairy, Sodium Caseinate, and Milk Nonfat Powder) Dried Bell Peppers
You won't find the nutrition and health benefits in a commercial-made dressing like you will in this powerhouse of plant-based goodness.
My homemade creamy jalapeno dressing is raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, paleo-friendly and Medical Medium compliant!
How To Make Gluten-Free Vegan Creamy Jalapeno Dressing: Step-by-Step Instructions
Here is how to make this recipe and I'll show you with step-by-step instructions below:
Step 1: Combine and Blend All Ingredients
Firstly, add all ingredients to a Vitamix and blend until it's creamy and smooth.
Taste and adjust the seasonings to your preference.
If you don't have a Vitamix, see the FAQ section below for other options.
Step 2: How To Store the Creamy Jalapeno Dressing
Secondly, store in an air-tight BPA-free container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
A glass mason jar works really well to store the dressing.
Expert Tips + Ingredient Substitutions For Raw Creamy Jalapeno Dressing
Here are some expert tips to make this recipe perfectly:
Tip #1: I have used this dressing on so many things. I like to steam fresh broccoli, pour the dressing over it, then sprinkle chia seeds and sesame seeds on top for extra nutrition. I've also used it as a dip for strips of raw red peppers, cucumbers, my Raw Broccoli Balls, as a salad dressing for my Spinach and Avocado Salad and even as a sandwich spread (like a mayonnaise) on my Vegan Spinach Wraps.
Tip #2: You can use 1 - 2 jalapenos, depending on how hot you like it. I also use two, but it's ~very~ hot so I'd start with one and taste it before adding the second one just to be safe.
Want More Healthy Plant-Based Vegan Dressing Recipes?
Check out these:
- Clean Eating Watermelon Vinaigrette
- Lemon Dill Avocado Dressing
- Creamy Habanero Dressing
- or my CLEAN EATING Cookbook with 75+ vegan + gluten-free recipes made with clean, real food ingredients just like this one that you will love!
Gluten-Free Vegan Creamy Jalapeno Dressing
- 1 1/4 cup organic cashews
- 1/3 cup organic macadamia nuts
- 1 1/4 cup water (filtered/purified)
- 1/2 cup organic cilantro
- 1/2 cup organic onion
- 2 organic jalapenos
- 1 tablespoon organic lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
- 1 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
- Add all ingredients to a Vitamix and blend until creamy and smooth.
- Taste and adjust seasonings to your preference.
- Store in an air-tight BPA-free container in the refrigerator.
Hi, I'm Karielyn! I'm the published cookbook author of CLEAN DESSERTS and content creator of The Healthy Family and Home website since 2012. I specialize in creating easy, healthy plant-based recipes that are gluten-free + vegan and made with clean, real food ingredients that you can feel good about eating.