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Salad Dressing without Vinegar or Mayo??

Hi! I am new here, so If I am posting this in the wrong section please let me know!
Ok, Well, here is my question. I cook quite often, and my BF is NOT a picky eater. A couple thing's he doesn't like but he can eat.
But the one thing he HATES is salad dressing. He likes almost all the veggies/fruits/nuts/meats that go into salads, but HATES vinegar and mayonnaise. Even the tiniest amount hidden in something and he can taste it and gags.

SO what are some good ideas for a flavorful, yummy salad dressing with no vinegar or mayo? I know lemon juice and olive oil are good, but they are so boring after about the 5th time... we both like to eat healthy and he really wants to like salads, but veggies in a bowl are very boring! Lol.
Thank everyone for their help.

Extra info
-No food allergies.
-BF doesn't like eggs, or cheese.(But can eat them)
-We try to eat as little pork as possible, but other meat or meat fats are fine.
-He likes mustard in small amounts. (Go figure. Weird.)

Thanks again!

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  1. I make a Green Goddess dressing without the mayo. I don't miss it. Annie's makes a version, but I don't really care for it. The tahini overpowers the other flavors.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_go...

    1. Avocado pureed in blender with lime and spices?
      Creme fraiche as a base instead of mayo?

      1. Tahini and lemon juice thinned with water

        Buttermilk and herbs

        1. Japanese roasted sesame dressing.

          Two homemade ones I quite like

          - Mix together lemon juice and zest, olive oil, and a bit of miso paste.
          - Lemon juice, olive oil, anchovy paste and freshly ground black pepper.

          Indian chaat masala is a powdered mix of roasted spices which is meant to be sprinkled on food (no cooking needed). It goes quite well on salads.

          1. Welcome! I make a salad dressing with lemon juice, olive oil, Parmesan (or Romano) cheese, garlic, salt and pepper. It comes out almost creamy and you don't really know that it's cheese in there. The ratio is 1/4 cup lemon, 1/3 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup cheese, with 1 garlic clove. My husband does not like Parmesan or Romano cheese but likes this dressing.

            Another option is to use salsa, maybe thinned with a little olive oil, as a dressing or how about honey mustard?