Make Trader Joe's delicious & healthy Almond Butter Turmeric Salad Dressing at home with this easy 5 minute recipe! It's vegan, gluten-free, oil-free & keto-friendly!
This dressing is so flavorful, you'll want to put it on everything! Try it on this Roasted Sweet Potato Kale Salad, drizzled on top of your favorite bowl or tossed with any salad!
In my opinion, a sauce or dressing can make or break a bowl or salad. It might be really delicious, but totally unhealthy. Or really healthy, but totally not delicious!
That's why I'm always on the hunt for the perfect sauces and dressings that are both incredibly flavorful and healthy! Trader Joe's Almond Butter Turmeric Salad Dressing fit the bill! But since I know that not everyone has a Trader Joe's right around the corner from them, I recreated the dressing at home.
And let me tell you it's just as good, and I'd even say a little better, because you're making it fresh at home! Plus it's as easy as adding all of the ingredients to a blender and blending, literally that's the whole recipe. So easy to make in just 5 minutes!
- Raw or Roasted Almond Butter - either one will work, the most important thing to look for on the almond butter label is that the only ingredient is almonds, with no salt, sugar or oil added!
- Lemon - you will use the zest and juice of the lemon to give it a fresh, citrus flavor, so be sure to look for a fresh lemon with no visible spots on the outside.
- Ginger Paste - you can also use minced ginger, just make sure the ginger knob is fresh to give the dressing it's maximum ginger flavor.
- Garlic Clove
- Maple Syrup - adds a slight sweetness to the salad dressing, but can be omitted to make the recipe Whole30 approved and Paleo.
- Ground Turmeric - turmeric adds bright, beautiful color to this dressing, as well as many nutritional benefits. To learn more about turmeric and how to use it in recipes, be sure to check out this post: "What is Turmeric?".
- Sea salt - you can also use umami seasoning instead of salt to add another layer of flavor! Check out this Trader Joe's copycat recipe for Umami Seasoning and whip it up in just 5 minutes to add to this recipe and more!
- Black pepper
Step by step instructions
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender, or food processor, and puree until smooth.
Seriously, that’s it! One step and you’re done!
How to use it
- Use it as a salad dressing - I think this one is pretty obvious, but having this dressing on hand will make you seriously crave salads! Try it tossed with this Roasted Sweet Potato Kale Salad (pictured above). I guarantee, you will not be disappointed!
- As a bowl topper - drizzle this dressing over your favorite buddha bowl, zoodle bowl or quinoa bowl! Try it on this Za'atar Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowl or this Roasted Broccoli Bowl!
- As a vegetable dip - this dressing is so flavorful, you'll love dipping carrots, bell peppers or celery in it, for a healthy snack!
- As a marinade - use the dressing to marinate chicken or shrimp! Simply toss 1 pound of meat with ¼ cup of the dressing and marinade for at least 30 minutes before tossing on the grill or roasting in the oven.
- Drizzle it over roasted vegetables - this dressing adds so much flavor to roasted broccoli, cauliflower or brussels sprouts!
More sauces and salad dressings
Looking for more healthy sauces and salad dressings? Check out these popular recipes!
- Zhoug Sauce (Spicy Cilantro Sauce) - another Trader Joe's copycat recipe that I can't get enough of!
- Vegan Avocado Ranch Dressing
- Whole30 BBQ Sauce
- Garlic Tahini Sauce
- Chipotle Vinaigrette Dressing
- Creamy Vegan Chipotle Sauce - the most popular recipe on the blog in 2020!
- Sweet Sesame Sauce
- Lemon Tahini Dressing
Almond Butter Turmeric Salad Dressing
- ¼ cup raw almond butter unsalted
- ½ cup water
- ½ teaspoon lemon zest
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon ginger puree
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
- The nutritional information provided is for one ounce (or two tablespoons) of salad dressing.
- Omit the maple syrup to make this recipe Whole30 approved.
- Raw or roasted almond butter can be used to make this recipe, just make sure that almonds are the only ingredient in the almond butter and no salt, sugar or oil has been added.