Peanut buttah dressing + a warm parsnip salad

The more dressings I try, the more I become a salad fan! I found this AMAZING post that has 16 vegan salad dressing recipes on (click to check it out!) – I’m super excited to try more of them!

This one is peanut buttah – and it’s a real treat! I’ll keep it brief – I remixed the dressing recipe a bit just based on preference and extra spice. This post is like a choose your own adventure – try this dressing with the salad I made it with, or freestyle and do your thing. 🙂 You could also even sub the peanut butter for almond butter if you’re not about the PB life. 

Ingredients for the dressing

  • ¼ Cup Natural Peanut Butter (or almond butter)
  • ¼ Cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • Dash of Cayenne pepper
  • Cracked Black pepper to taste
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
  • Dash of salt (I used a garlic/himalayan sea salt mix)
  • 2 – 3 Tbsp Water (or more to thin it out to your liking)



  1. Chop the garlic and let the allicin build up! Let sit for about 10 minutes. Maybe 5 while you do something else, and the other 5 while you’re assembling…
  2. Assemble all ingredients into a bowl (garlic last!) and whisk until smooth, or – into a jar and shake until smooth.
  3. Store in airtight container in the fridge if you dont use it all.
  4. Continue reading for the salad recipe – or do your ting from here! 😉

The salad


  • 1/2 bunch dino kale, ripped off of the stem
  • parsnips (I didnt have very much, so I used probably a 1/4 of a medium parsnip) but you could use up to 1 full parsnip, chopped to your liking.
  • 3 large handfuls of baby spinach
  • 3 large handfuls “super greens” by organic girl (just a greens mix btw – it would be just as good with any other greens)
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions for salad

  1. Heat kale and parsnips – you could steam them if you’d prefer – I personally used about 1 tsp oil and pan fried them until soft.
  2. Add pepper whenever you see fit.
  3. Add all salad ingredients to the bowl, and mix.
  4. Dress your salad and serve! 😀

Makes 2 large salads, or 3-4 side servings.

Another salad I made with the same dressing. 😀


Got the lovely, non-remixed dressing recipe and 15 others from!

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