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!