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Creamy Lemony Garlicky Salad Dressing

Once you make this dressing, you’ll never buy prepared creamy dressing again.  This is crazy delish and sooooooooo much better for you than store bought salad dressings.


2/3 cup. raw cashews – Soaked for at least an hour and rinsed.

2 garlic cloves  = 1 TBSP. minced garlic

1/8 c. fresh lemon juice

Zest from 1 lemon = ½ TBSP.

1 TBSP. onion powder

1/8 c. extra virgin olive oil

½ tsp. Sea Salt

3/4 c. water (added a ¼  cup at a time).

Add all ingredients and only ¼ cup of the water to a high speed blender.

Process until it begins to blend.

Add another ¼ of the water and continue processing.  Scrape down the sides and blend at high speed until smooth.

Add the final ¼ cup of water to thin out to a good consistency.

Parsley… finely chopped.  Add a handful and fold into the dressing after removing it from the blender.
NOTE:  This thickens up when you put it in the refrigerator.  Add water to thin it out if you can’t wait for it to come to room temp.

I used this to dress this kale salad and finished it with diced roma tomatoes, raw pepitas and raw sunflower seeds. Plus a drizzled a little extra on top just because I could.   DELISH.  It also makes a great dip for crudite.

Use your imagination with this one folks.  Start with a creamy cashew base and add any of your favorite flavors.  The possibilities are endless.