This salad dressing is delectable! Sweet but savory, creamy and perfect.
I’m on my detox, as you know, and needed to bring a dish for a dinner get together that I could eat. Since salads are quick and easy to throw together as well as detox friendly, a salad it was. I wanted a hearty and filling salad since I figured it may be the only thing there I could eat which obviously meant lots of avocado and nuts, but what about the dressing? For a twist on the traditional, I decided to go with a nut based dressing and came across this Creamy Cashew Dressing. Score!
What’s even better is that the recipe can be altered depending on what you want it for. In thicker form, it almost has a hummus taste so I’m thinking of making it as a veggie dip by adding a little olive oil and fresh herbs. And when my detox is over, I plan to add a little coconut oil, coconut milk and a touch of honey as a fruit dip. Additionally, since cashews are a form of vegan “cheese”, by the way, this sauce makes a great alfredo for pasta; simply use less water.
CREAMY CASHEW SALAD DRESSING
Adapted from Dr. Ben KimIngredients 2 cups raw, organic cashews (optional: soak nuts overnight or a few hours) 2-3 cloves garlic 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice water to desired consistency (substitution: coconut water)
salt and pepper to tastePreparation
Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor, adding water, salt and pepper to taste.
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