Bright and flavorful, this creamy curry dressing takes a boring salad to the next level. This salad dressing is made without yogurt and paleo-diet friendly as well, it’s a great way to mix up your salad game!
Creamy Curry Salad Dressing
This recipe was actually inspired by the most amazing kale salad (do people ever say that?!) that I’ll be posting next. I’m not sure if it was the combination of the scenery of Big Sur or just the fact that I was so happy to be done with our IVF treatments, but I ordered this salad every chance I got while on our trip. Can you tell I’m currently dreaming of the days we can all travel agai?
I rarely see curry dressings on menus and it’s actually kind of surprising to me. I think it really livens it up and gives it a great flavor that’s so much more unique than your basic ranch or honey mustard. If you have a bottle of curry in your pantry, give this a try.
This dressing is not heavy like your traditional creamy dressing, but just enough to coat the lettuce or kale in delicious, tangy flavor. And the real benefit is this is curry dressing without yogurt! Yogurt is one of my biggest migraine triggers, and is meant to be an eliminated item on most migraine diets. Now the original salad did contain yogurt at the base, but upon double checking with our waiter, it didn’t have any in the dressing – a win for me! I was easily able to omit it from my order.
Curry Dressing Ingredients
The creaminess from this dressing comes from the added mayonnaise. My favorite brand that’s store-bought is Sir Kensington’s Organic, however you can always make your own with these recipes.
Aquafaba Mayo (Vegan, Egg-less)
The curry powder you want is just the traditional curry powder. It will often just say “Curry Powder” on the bottle. If you can’t find this in the spice aisle, I can always find it in the bulk spice area or on Amazon.
How to Serve
So what does a curry dressing go well with? Well there are actually quite a few options once I really sat down and though about it. Here are a few of my ideas…I personally can’t wait to test it out with grilled chicken.
Here are some ideas:
- Kale and Cauliflower Salad (coming soon!)
- Spinach salad
- Mixed with rotisserie chicken for chicken salad.
- As a dip for carrots or celery
- As a marinade for grilled chicken breasts
Other Favorite Dressings
Is curry not your thing? That’s totally fine! Don’t forget to check out some of these other options.
Creamy Curry Dressing
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
- 2 teaspoons curry powder
- 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup
- 1/3 cup oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Combine the mayo with the curry, vinegar, and honey or maple syrup in a small container. Whisk in the oil slowly (I like to use a mild oil like avocado or sunflower/canola) till well combined. The mixture should be bright yellow and creamy. If it needs to be thinned a little, you can add water, but remember it will thicken in the fridge as it chills.
- Allow the dressing at least 30 minutes to chill and combine flavors.
- I prefer to use a mild oil like avocado or sunflower/canola, but feel free to use any oil that you have on hand...except sesame.