Any kind of oil other than grapeseed, olive or coconut really bothers me (and Andy, and Zoe, and Ashley). For instance when I try to make vegan frosting with those shortenings they sell in the health food store we all end up… Well, lets just say it upsets our stomachs 😉 Same with any kind of store bought salad dressing. So even though there are “healthy” and organic, and even dairy-free salad dressings you can buy, I always make my own.
Fortunately it only takes a few minutes to blend a great salad dressing like this creamy Italian dressing. I’ve been meaning to post this one for a while now, but since we usually have it at dinner, and it’s been dark at 4:30, I didn’t have any light for a photo. But today we ate it for lunch, and now I can’t wait to share the recipe with you
Creamy Italian Dressing
dairy-free of course 😉
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup plain cashews (not roasted or seasoned)
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tsp Chia Seeds (loaded with calcium and omegas 3 & 6)
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
PS I had to mention that I make this dressing in my Magic Bullet, which I can’t believe is working. Last week I tried to make a dip in my Magic Bullet that was way too thick for it’s capability, and it started to smoke, then stopped working! I was so sad, thinking I had killed my Magic Bullet. The next day I got it out to see if it had come back to life, and it had! Yay!