I wish I could take credit for this fabulous dressing, but credit goes to its creator, Susan Voisin, whose website, Fat-Free Vegan Kitchen, is an absolute delight. I love her recipes, her stories, and her passion for healthy foods. Check out her site. You'll be treated to a ton of recipes, and then never at a loss for what to cook!

You can make this dressing sweeter by using apple or white grape juice instead of water. Or add a little spiciness by mixing in a tablespoon of spicy mustard. Or add creaminess by blending in a teaspoon of tahini or a tablespoon of raw cashews.


1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup golden raisins (see note below)
1 large garlic clove
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
2 T Meyer lemon juice or 1 T regular lemon juice
2 tsps Chia seeds
1 tsp mellow white miso or salt to taste

Combine all ingredients in a blender and process on high speed until liquified. Pour into a storage container and refrigerate until thickened slightly. Stir or shake well before using.