3 Gut-Healthy Spring Salad Dressings

The best way to avoid that post-lunch food coma? Eat salads for lunch! 

With the weather beginning to warm and spring in full bloom, I find myself reaching for more fresh raw dishes, especially salads. By far one of the easiest ways to incorporate plant diversity into your diet, and science has shown us that the more types of plants you eat, the better your gut health.

If done right, salads are anything but boring - they can be totally drool-worthy. The key to a delicious salad is a great dressing, and these three will take your greens to the next level. They’re delicious and packed with gut healthy nutrients, and are gluten/dairy free + vegan. 

3-Minute Salad Dressing

This is my “I-have-no-time-but-I-need-a-dressing” recipe, it’s SO quick yet SO delicious. 


4 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 tbsp Vinegar (red wine or apple cider)

2 tbsp Pomegranate Molasses (or maple syrup, or honey)

1/4 tsp Salt 

Pinch of Black Pepper

Mix together and toss with your favorite salad greens for a quick, easy, and gut healthy salad option! 

Mediterranean Style Dressing


2 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar 

2 tbsp Pomegranate Molasses

1 tbsp Dijon Mustard

4 tbsp Olive Oil

1 Garlic Clove, minced

Dash of Maple Syrup 

Whisk together and enjoy! 

Gut Healthy Kimchi 

1 Cup Kimchi

100g Silken Tofu 

2 tbsp Filtered Water

Juice of 1 Orange

1/4 tsp Sesame Oil

1 tbsp Miso

2 tbsp Pomegranate Molasses

Blend ingredients together in a high-speed blender until smooth, add to your favorite greens and enjoy!


Enjoy! If you make these recipes, tag me and let me know!


Products I love in/with my salads:

1. Kasandrino Olive oil - Organic, tested to be high in antioxidants and as fresh as you can get. Affiliate code PH25 saves 25% off one-time orders or PH50 saves 50% off subscriptions.

2. Molassity - organic California Pomegranate Molasses made with only 1 ingredient: Pomegranates! Their molasses is a great substitute for when pomegranates are out of season, and can be used in so many other recipes as well (Use the code Platefulhealth for 15% off) 

3. Silken Tofu - I used Morinu Organic Silken tofu

4. Miso - try to make sure it is organic

5. I always have a piece of toasted sourdough with my salads and my favorite is Young Kobras (I'm gluten-free)- the ingredients are #drvivapproved: organic, no gums, slow naturally fermented with no yeast, it's rustic and perfect on the side. (affiliate discount code: platefulhealth)