Not only don't you need oil to make a delicious salad dressing, you don't need nuts or seeds either! :) This dressing takes minutes to make and you can easily change the flavor by using different mustards or substituting lime or even orange juice for the lemon juice. We love it on our salads but it is also great as a dip on steamed artichokes. You can subsitute whole pitted dates for the date syrup but then you would have to use a blender. You can buy organic date syrup at Amazon and at www.ilovedatelady.com.