Nutritional Yeast Salad Dressing Recipe

Posted by on Mar 23, 2011 in Nutrition | 3 comments

If you’re already drinking green smoothies every morning, then you’re doing pretty well for vitamins and minerals.  Mostly.  One set of vitamins that is under-represented in your smoothie, unfortunately, is the B vitamins.

This salad dressing recipe will help rectify that.  If you’re already planning to eat more leafy green salads, then you can boost the nutritional content of your salads by pouring a bit of nutritional yeast salad dressing on top.  Nutritional yeast contains huge amounts of B vitamins (Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, and even Vitamin B12 (nutritional yeast is pretty much the only vegan food source of Vitamin B12)) – a single serving of this dressing exceeds the RDA for all of them.

And it’s really delicious.  My daughter happily pours it on her popcorn, instead of salt and butter.  I recently read about using nutritional yeast dressings on top of stir-fried vegetables and rice, or with stir-fried tofu, and both seem like a good idea to me – since I just made a jar of dressing this evening, I’m planning to try it out with a stir-fry this weekend.

Nutritional Yeast Salad Dressing Recipe (10 servings)


1/2 c nutritional yeast (I use Engevita brand, but others are probably fine)

1/3 c water

1/3 c apple cider vinegar

1/3 c tamari (or Braggs, or normal soy sauce, but Tamari has a more delicate flavor)

1/4 c olive oil, or canola oil, or whatever vegetable oil you have available

1 tbsp crushed garlic

a few drops of sesame oil


blend it all together, pour into a glass jar/bottle, refrigerate

1 serving has ~80 calories, 6 grams of protein, 2 grams of fiber, and lots of B vitamins.


  1. I was aware of the benefits of nutritional yeast, especially for a vegan diet. But I just didn’t really know how to incorporate it into my diet. This is a great tip, I can’t wait to try it.

  2. I tried this dressing from another website, I followed everything exactly, except for the sesame oil, I used tahini but I cant bring myself to like this, let alone love. Maybe its because of the soy sauce?

    • If you used soy sauce, that could easily be the issue, since there are SO MANY different flavors of soy sauce. Try Braggs instead.

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