Gluten Free Salad Dressing for Asian/Chinese Chicken Salad

Little by little I am attempting to remove all soy from my diet. The one thing that I am still working on is converting some recipes to soy free. Therefore, for this Asian gluten free salad dressing recipe, often known as Chinese chicken salad, I chose to use balsamic vinegar instead of rice vinegar and soy sauce. I also used agave syrup to make it lower in effecting glycemic index levels. Enjoy!

UPDATE: Since I published this blog post, I have created a Soy Free Soy Sauce substitute. Check it out!

Gluten Free Asian Chicken Salad Dressing


Yield: Enough for 2 large salads

Gluten Free Asian Chicken Salad Dressing

A wonderful, sweet tangy Chinese Chicken Salad Dressing that is soy-free!


  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon gluten free mustard (French‚Äôs and Grey Poupon were gluten-free last time I checked)
  • 2 teaspoons light or dark brown sugar (or amber agave syrup)
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (you can also substitute one teaspoon with sesame oil)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup Gluten Free Plum Sauce (store bought or homemade)


  1. Add all the above ingredients in a measuring cup.
  2. Whisk together.
  3. Set aside overnight in an air-tight container or covered with plastic wrap.
  4. Pour into a container with a pour spout. You may serve it in a creamer, if you do not have a dressing container.

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