Soy-Based Salad Dressings & Marinades

Name your favorite flavors and they likely go well with soybean oil, thanks to its neutral taste. But it’s far from neutral when it comes to heart health. A source of polyunsaturated fat, soybean oil, also known as vegetable oil, helps to lower blood cholesterol levels. Put these soy-based salad dressings and marinades to the test!
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 8 minutes
  • Makes: 2; 5-8-ounce portions

Spinach Salad Dressing


Recipe inspired by Carol Hummel | Developed by: Emily Ellyn

  • ¼ cup soybean oil (aka vegetable oil)
  • ½ tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • ½ teaspoon celery seed
  • ½each shallots, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions for Spinach Salad Dressing

In a small bowl add mustard, honey, celery seed, shallot, a pinch of salt and black pepper.  Whisk in balsamic vinegar and then slowly whisk in soybean oil until emulsified.  Be sure to taste and adjust salt and pepper as desire.  

Serve tossed with a salad made of baby spinach, scallions, garden fresh veggies, hard-boiled eggs, crispy bacon, and croutons.