Nutritional Yeast Salad Dressing on Green Salad

The theme for this South Arm Cooking Club for Seniors Kitchen is Fall Vegetarian Meal featuring some superfoods.


The first superfood is nutritional yeast. I have not heard of nutritional yeast until today.

Here are some facts about nutritional yeast extracted from which Michelle shared in the kitchen:

  • nutritional yeast is deactivated yeast
  • source of protein
  • usually fortified with B vitamins
  • can be used as a cheese substitute in mashed or fried potatoes, tofu
  • tasty topping for popcorn
  • often used as nutritional support for vegetarians and vegans
  • best flavour from Red Star brand


This nutritional yeast dressing is creamy, cheesy and nutty. This dressing is great on spinach or mixed green salad. It lasts for about a week in the refrigerator.



  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar or fruit vinegar
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 cup neutral vegetable oil (grapeseed, sunflower or canola)


  • 1 to 2 heads lettuce, chopped and washed
  • 2 to 3 carrots, grated
  • handful cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 long cucumber, diced
  • seeds or nuts, optional




Nutritional-Yeast-Salad-Dressing-on-Green-Salad-3Combine all the dressing ingredients.

Process in a blender or with a hand blender until creamy.

Nutritional-Yeast-Salad-Dressing-on-Green-Salad-6Dry the lettuce using a salad spinner or pat dry with kitchen towel.
Nutritional-Yeast-Salad-Dressing-on-Green-Salad-8Combine all the salad ingredients in a large bowl.

Add dressing to taste. You may not need to use all the dressing in the recipe. Toss well.

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