Amazing Coconut Chia Salad Dressing is flavorful and creamy. It is the perfect non-dairy and healthy alternative salad dressing for store bought high fat, chemical laden brands.
Being an island girl, I love coconut so I decided to make a salad dressing that’s super creamy without nuts. Many of you as even my husband is saying, “isn’t coconut a tree nut?” Well botanically it’s not, it is really a fruit.
But the FDA (food and drug administration) classifies it as a tree nut. Most people who are allergic to tree nuts (almond, cashew, walnut) are usually able to consume coconut without adverse reactions. There have been documented allergic reactions to coconut so please beware.
Coconut milk contains beneficial capric/caprylic acid and lauric acid which research has shown are both capable of killing yeast/candida. This dressing is great for someone on a candida diet, nut-free, gluten-free and vegan diet.
With this Coconut Chia Salad Dressing, you really don’t need to buy the store-bought dressing that has all the extra ingredients that you can’t pronounce. You can also try my Chipotle Ranch Dressing and Sunflower Seed Dressing.
- 1-14 oz can coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon yellow onion, minced
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 spring onion, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon basil leaves, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Place coconut milk and the rest of the ingredients in a bowl, whisk together allow to sit for flavors to blend for 15 minutes. Transfer to airtight container and refrigerate.
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Would like to make this today for an event, is the coconut milk full fat or just regular coconut milk in a can?
Wendalyn, it is full-fat coconut milk. Hope you have a wonderful time.
My new favorite salad dressing!
This sounds so good! I always have these ingredients on hand too!
This sounds so light and refreshing, and the addition of chia! love it!
What a fun flavor combo – this looks fabulous!
What a fabulous way to incorporate more chia seeds into your diet. Love this idea.
Wow this sounds yummy. Do you think the low fat coconut milk would work in this recipe?
I love coconut milk! This dressing is pretty amazing to me!
This sounds great, I would have never thought to use coconut milk for a creamy salad dressing but I can totally see how it would work!
Omg yum!! I can’t wait to try this! I don’t buy store bought dressing, so anytime I see a good recipe I”m super stoked!!! Thanks for sharing!