2 Easy, Dreamy, Creamy Oil-Free Vegan Salad Dressings

I have to confess that I am not a recipe or food development genius or even any type of formally-trained chef or cook. So, I pay attention when my clients and group members come up with amazing food hacks and creative original recipes.

These are two of those, straight from two different members of my Plant-Empowered Woman Group Weight Loss Program.

Here's how they look on a salad, just so you get the point that these are creamy, but without any oil and just a tad bit of tahini along with the secret ingredient!

Vegan Cooking Level: Beginner

So, what is that secret ingredient? Chickpeas!

Olive Juice Chickpea Hummus Dressing

1/2 cup canned/cooked chickpeas

1/3 cup olive juice (from a jar of olives with no added oil)

1-2 garlic cloves

1 tbsp. tahini

Pickle Juice Chickpea Hummus Dressing

1/2 cup canned/cooked chickpeas

1/3 cup pickle juice from jar of any type pickles you love(look for those with the least amount of food chemicals and colorings)

1-2 garlic cloves

1 tbsp. tahini

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (if desired, for a spicy kick)