Apple and Tamari Dressing

This is a lovely, fat free salad dressing which can also be served with nut patties, burgers, grilled vegetables and more. I find it best to create the dressing the day before serving to allow the taste to develop but this is not necessary.

A lovely and simple dressing for every salad

This recipe is:

  • Egg free
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose (dairy) free
  • Nut free
  • Vegan

Apple and Tamari Dressing

Makes 200 millilitres


  • A small piece fresh ginger (similar to a grape in size), grated
  • 150 millilitres (5¼ fluid oz) apple juice
  • 50 millilitres (1½ fluid oz) tamari sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • ½ teaspoon agave nectar
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice


  • Peel the small piece ginger (the skin is very thin, you can scrape it off with a teaspoon or a small knife). Grate the ginger finely above a small bowl so that the juice drips into it.
  • Add to the bowl the following ingredients: 50 millilitres tamari sauce, 150 millilitres apple juice, ½ teaspoon agave nectar, ½ teaspoon lemon juice and 1 teaspoon ground paprika.
  • Allow to rest in the bowl for at least 30 minutes before serving (to allow the flavours to develop).


  • Serve with salads, veggie burgers and patties, grilled food, wraps and more.
  • You can use soy sauce instead of the tamari sauce if you prefer (note that the soy sauce usually includes gluten).