This creamy dressing is a copycat of the Krishna House salad dressing in Gainsville, Florida. It’s made with a unique combination of ingredients to create a deliciously flavorful dressing that can be drizzled on your favorite bed of greens or used as a dip for raw vegetables!

Krishna House Dressing

A friend of mine went to the University of Florida and he told me about a place called Krishna House that served incredible food. That had a salad dressing that was legendary among the students and he said I had to try it. He had a rough idea of what went into the recipe and we had fun recreating it in my kitchen! I have to admit I’ve never tried the real dressing, but he said this version was pretty close.

Krishna Salad Dressing Ingredients

  • Almonds– You can use raw almonds or almond meal or almond flour, which is just ground almonds. If you don’t have a powerful blender, I recommend using almond meal, or almond flour, as it’s easier to blend.
  • Nutritional Yeast– This unique ingredient adds a cheesy flavor without any actual cheese. If you’re not familiar with this ingredient, check out this post all about nutritional yeast.
  • Olive oil– A little olive oil makes this dressing extra rich and creamy.
  • Liquid aminos– Liquid aminos add a salty umami flavor.
  • Water– You may need a little water to thin it out, depending on what consistency you want.
  • Asafoetida– This spice is a staple in Indian cooking and it has a unique savory flavor.
Krishna House dressing in a jar

What is Nutritional Yeast?

Nutritional yeast is made from a specially selected strain of yeast, so it’s not the same as the kind of yeast you use to make bread. It has a unique “cheesy” flavor, but it’s naturally gluten-free, paleo, kosher, and vegan, so it’s suitable for most types of diets.

What is Asafoetida?

This spice is a staple in Indian cooking and it has a unique savory flavor. It may be hard to find in stores, but you can order Asafoetida on Amazon. You can also substitute it with onion powder, although it won’t have quite as much flavor.

asafoetida powder

What are Liquid Aminos?

Liquid aminos are concentrated amino acids derived from soybeans. They taste similar to soy sauce with a salty, umami flavor. But liquid aminos are gluten-free, whereas many soy sauce brands contain gluten. You can also find liquid aminos made from coconut if you want a soy-free option.

Krishna House dressing on a salad

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Krishna Salad Dressing Recipe

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups 1x
  • Category: Dressing
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This creamy dressing is made with a unique combination of ingredients to create a deliciously flavorful dressing that can be drizzled on your favorite bed of greens or used as a dip for raw vegetables!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds or 2/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 3 tablespoons liquid aminos or soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida or onion powder

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Keywords: Krishna Salad Dressing Recipe