Daily Dressing Premium PD Recipe


This dressing is a remake of my all-time favorite restaurant dressing. It was a sweet & tangy onion balsamic served up at Graziano’s, full of sugar, oil and eggs. If you grew up with me you know this dressing, maybe not quite as well as I did. I bought it in big to go containers to enjoy on my salads all week. My friends told people I drank the stuff. When I went vegan the first thing my mother said was, “What about your dressing?” I have been trying to perfect it ever since and here it is, free of all the junk and loaded with the familiar flavors I can now enjoy daily.

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Comments (27)

  1. posted by Jackie Hesley on May 4, 2020

    I absolutely love this dressing. I make it once a week. It’s my go to dressing if I have friends over or want to share a salad.

  2. posted by Barbara Blazek on July 20, 2017

    Dangerously good. The Brussel sprouts can hardly wait!

    • posted by Julie Marie on July 21, 2017

      Excellent dressing selection for both cooked or shredded raw Brussels sprouts.

  3. posted by sal4gal on February 15, 2017

    Yum, forget the green salad and eat it with a spoon (just kidding).

  4. posted by deb dendinger on April 26, 2016

    I love this dressing! This time I used 2 T white balsamic vinegar + 1 T ACV and it tasted great too!

  5. posted by dianeb on March 31, 2016

    My daily dressing comes out a lot darker. This is more the color of the old fashioned thousand island dressing. Is this picture of the dressing made with traditional vinegar? Mine is also thicker. I can add more water I guess.

    • posted by Julie Marie on March 31, 2016

      Where your seeds white? I use white for a lighter colored dressing. I’m using classic vinegar as stated in the recipe. You may thin out as needed. Did you use a high speed blender? The texture should be just like a classic oil based vinaigrette. Check your measurements of liquid ingredients. Did you add them all?

      • posted by dianeb on March 31, 2016

        I don’t know what the term “classic vinegar” is. Your recipe says 3 tbsp a of balsamic vinegar which is what I used. I think it was the balsamic vinegar that made is so thick and dark. I would be interesteded to know what specifically you used that made it the consistency of of a traditional oil and Vinegarette. Yes I used a high speed blender. I use a Vitamix and I followed the recipe as written above as far as I know. I will thin it out and see if that makes a difference as it is pretty thick.

        • posted by Julie Marie on March 31, 2016

          It shouldn’t be so thick, this is the classic balsamic found on any grocery shelf.
          How many ounces was your total amount. I wondering if the all liquid ingredients were added.

  6. posted by poverton on February 19, 2016

    Can you use pre-ground chia seeds?

  7. posted by Angela Norman on February 3, 2016

    This is a very good dressing. I think I would add more mustard and garlic to spice it up a little more to my tastes as I taste more sweetness than tang.

  8. posted by kathrynwatsonthomas on December 6, 2015

    I just made this and its my favorite dressing ever. I could definitely drink this! Now i know why its called daily dressing!

  9. posted by dianeb on November 23, 2015

    I only have the black chia seeds but will get some white ones. I have made some of the dressings with the black chia and it seems to have taste that I am not sure I like. Are the white chia seeds tasteless? Has anyone used the black chia seeds and found that they have an after taste?

    • posted by Julie Marie on November 24, 2015

      I find the white chia seeds to be milder and tasteless vs. the black. I preferred them for color and eye appeal in my dressings. Then I was at a students house and had to use black and noticed a flavor in the seeds. I keep white on auto ship and find the best price for white with my amazon link connected to all the recipes that use them.

  10. posted by virginia carden on January 22, 2015

    Just made this and im surprised how tasty it came out! Looking forward to using it tomorrow over some veggies 🙂

  11. posted by DebraLynnGreen on January 17, 2015

    It didn’t thicken up really creamy but the taste was great. Looking forward to my next salad

  12. posted by DebraLynnGreen on January 11, 2015

    Can flax seed meal be substituted for chia seeds

    • posted by Julie Marie on January 12, 2015

      You can give it a try. I personally like the texture and prefer the lack of flavor chia has in sauces and dressings compared to flax.

  13. posted by Sheree Britt on January 6, 2015

    This is the best dressing ever! I was so sad when my e sugar order had not arrived and I was out of dressing. For those of you who do not use e sugar I tried it with 1/4 tsp of stevia and did not care for it, was too sweet. I am happy to say that my e sugar just arrived and the blender is going! If you don’t care for salads try this dressing and your life will be changed. My favorite is kale salad and this dressing.

  14. posted by Amy on October 14, 2014

    So good Julie!! Another winner. This is our favorite dressing so far. I took some out to dinner and my BFF preferred this to what the restaurant offered as well! Thank you!!!

  15. posted by deskjockie on September 28, 2014

    We have our 5-year-old grandson for the weekend, and I was wracking my brain for simple PD recipes that would appeal to a child who eats mostly chicken nuggets and fish sticks, but who does like salad. I made a simple salad with romaine lettuce, cucumbers, and grape tomatoes dressed with the Daily Dressing. After he finished the salad, I glanced over and he was eating the rest of the dressing with his spoon! SCORE! These recipes are Kid-tested, and Grandmother approved! lol!

  16. posted by jane saavedra on September 22, 2014

    I love this dressing! After hearing so many good reviews about it I decided to try it. I like it! It’s sweet but not too sweet. It’s flavorful but not overpowering. I used the apple cider vinegar instead of the balsamic, like the recipe said we could do, and it worked out well for me. This is one I’ll make again for sure.

  17. posted by Brittany on June 2, 2014

    This is my absolute favorite Protective Diet salad dressing! I made it without erythritol (or stevia) and I really like it this way. It’s so fast and easy, as well! I can’t wait to eat salads every day!!!

  18. posted by Karen on April 5, 2014

    This is the first dressing I have really loved. It makes eating salads fantastic. I have a hard time getting my greens in but with this salad dressing I will do fine. Excellent.

  19. posted by Sally Wood on April 1, 2014

    i can’t express how delicious this salad dressing is. Wow! I love eating salad with this on it. I let my coworker try this and she was surprised that a fat free dressing could taste so delicious! Thanks Julie!

  20. posted by Amy Montoya on March 25, 2014

    I really could eat this every day! This dressing is delicious 🙂

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