Three Simple and Delicious Salad Dressings

Spring has arrived and the onset of the warmer season means time for beautiful fresh salads again! Salads are delicious in and of themselves, but often, if you have a good salad dressing it really makes the salad! Dressings are easy and quick and can be mixed or blended together in larger batches that will keep in your fridge for up to a week, meaning you always have a healthy dressing ready to spruce up any meal!

Here are a couple below using nut or seed bases with plenty of spices, fresh herbs and flavour. They are perfect on top of any salad, on baked sweet potatoes, or on top of grilled, roasted or steamed vegetables.

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Cashew Turmeric Dressing

  • 2 inch piece of fresh turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh ginger
  • ½ teaspoon of curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons of soaked cashews
  • 1 carrot roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon white miso
  • 2 tablespoons unpasteurized lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon tamari
  • 3 tablespoons macadamia oil
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey, optional
  • ¾ cup of water

Place all ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth. Add more water to get desired consistency. Store in a jar in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.

Tahini Orange Dressing

  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 2 tsp miso
  • 1 tsp coconut nectar
  • 1 tablespoon of tamari
  • 1 tbsp flax seed oil
  • 

3 Tbs of orange juice
  • 2 Tbs apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 
1/4 cup of water

Place all ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth. Add more water to get desired consistency. Store in a jar in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.

Green Superfood Salad Dressing-

  • ½ a ripe avocado
  • ½ cup of fresh basil 
leaves
  • ½ cup of fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon of flax seed oil
  • ½ teaspoon of spirulina (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon of chili flakes or cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast
  • ½ teaspoon of honey

Place all ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth. Add more water to get desired consistency. Store in a jar in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.

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