5 Minute Top 8 Free Salad Dressing

Food allergies sure can be life-changing.  But, some of the change surely can be for good.  Like, the need + desire to make more homemade food with ingredients that you can count on.  Many salad dressings list "spices" or "natural flavors."  For someone with a sesame allergy, like my son Bowan, products with "spices" or "natural flavors" are just a no-go.  Also, mustard seed is often found in many dressings, but can be highly allergenic.  Mustard seed + sesame seeds are both top allergens in Canada.  

This dressing is free of the top 8 allergens + also free of sesame, mustard + garlic.  This dressing is also plant-based + contains no preservatives.  I love to feed my family plant-based, whole foods.  A nutritious diet sure is important for a whole family.

Basil Dressing

This top 8 free salad dressing is super easy + quick to make.  If you have 5 minutes + the fresh ingredients, this will be something you will love to make + your family will love to eat.  

Basil + Rosemary Salad Dressing


1 cup olive oil

1/4 cup fresh basil leaves

3 Tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves

Juice of half a lemon

1 teaspoon salt (more to taste)


Blend all ingredients in blender or Vita-mix.  Pour dressing into a reusable salad dressing jar.  Serve at room temperature.

Top 8 free salad dressing

What is your favorite salad to put this basil + rosemary dressing on? Let me know in the comments.

This salad includes:

Romaine lettuce

Shaved yellow carrots

Sliced radishes

Nut free + gluten free pumpkin seeds

Photography by: // Lindsey Lee & Co.