Monday, March 30, 2015

Creamy "Ceasar" Dressing (Dairy Free)

After a busy weekend and having eaten not a typical diet for us, I decided to make a hearty salad for lunch.  Salads are great meal when combined with a lot of greens, some protein and fresh vegetables and herbs.  It is the dressing that can often make salads, not so great anymore.  This dressing is rich and creamy, yet lower in refined fats and higher in fibre.  Go ahead enjoy!   
Ingredients (makes approximately 1 cup)
  • 1 cup soaked raw cashews*  
  • 1 cup water 
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 clove garlic 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion or 1 teaspoon onion powder
  •  teaspoon dried parsley or use 1/2 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil or use 1/2 tablespoon fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1-2 drops liquid stevia (optional)
  • black pepper to taste
  • cayenne pepper to taste

  1. Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.  
  2. Place in a sealed container.  Will last at least a week in the fridge.

*cashews can be soaked 2 cups water for 1-7 hours to soften, this may be helpful if using a less powerful blender in order to get a creamier texture. 

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