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Ranch Dressing

Ranch dressing is one of my favorites. I like to dip fresh cut veggies in the creamy ranch dressing and munch away. However, since I have changed the way I eat I have not had any for sometime. I decided it was time to make my own. I hope you enjoy this creamy goodness as much as I have.

  • 1 recipe Cashew Sour Cream
  • 1 tsp parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dill, dried
  • 1 tbsp chives, fresh, minced
  • pinch Himalayan salt and pepper
  • Almond Milk, unsweetened, to thin out dressing

Combine all the ingredients, except the almond milk into a sealable container. Stir the ingredients until thoroughly mixed. Add the almond milk until you reach your desired consistency. Chill for at least 30 minutes.

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Creamy Citrus & Cilantro Sauce/Dressing

This Creamy Citrus & Cilantro Sauce/Dressing gets its creaminess from cannellini beans and soaked cashews.The brightness comes from the lemon and lime and the earthiness is from the cilantro.

This sauce is a twist on my Creamy Cannellini Sauce. It is a versatile and completely delicious sauce/dressing. I paired it with my Easy Falafels for the picture – YUM!

Combine all the ingredients into a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.

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Serve. Eat. Enjoy.

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JB’s Lemon Tahini Dressing

This is an all-purpose dressing for bowls, salads, roasted vegetables, whatever your mind can think of. It has the perfect balance of creamy, acid and sweet. It can be made in a jar with just a few shakes.

Combine all the ingredients into a mason jar. Seal jar with lid and shake vigorously. If needed, add more water to thin out the dressing.

This should last at least a week in the refrigerator, if it lasts that long.

Drizzle. Eat. Enjoy.

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Green Goddess Dressing

I think just about everything needs a sauce or a dressing. It just makes the dish come together and amps up the flavor. I made this dressing for a client. It is nutrient rich, flavor packed and completely delicious. Thank goodness I made extra for my home.

Oh, and another thing, it is made in the blender. Now that is easy.

Note: You can use any cultured plant that you like. You can even make it yourself. Also, you can use any type of nuts that you like.

Combine all the ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Chill for about 30 minutes before serving.

Serve. Eat. Enjoy

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Creamy Cilantro Sauce/Dressing

I came up with this recipe because what I thought was an epic fail turned out to be an amazing discovery. I attempted to make homemade yogurt with macadamia milk, which did not turn into yogurt, but Cultured Macadamia Milk.

Because macadamia nuts are to expensive to throw out I was determined to come up with a way to use this perceived failure. That is when I came up with the Creamy Cilantro Sauce/Dressing, which turned out to have incredible flavor.

  • 2 containers of Cultured Macadamia Milk
  • 1 1/2 c cashews, soaked
  • 1 lemon, zested, juiced
  • 1/2 c cilantro, remove stems
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
  • pinch of pepper

Combine all the ingredients into a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth and creamy, about 60 seconds.

I’ve used this for a sauce for Falafels, bowls, burritos, salads. The possibilities are endless.

Serve. Eat. Enjoy.

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Strawberry-Vanilla Vinaigrette

I was making a Giant Fruit Nut & Seed Salad to take to a church function. This dressing is a little twist to my Strawberry Vinaigrette. It is a strawberry lemonade with a little vanilla. And, it is oh so delicious.

  • 1/2 c strawberries, sliced
  • 1 lemon, zested, juiced
  • 1 tbsp sweetener of choice
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla powder, or half a vanilla bean seeds
  • Pinch of Himalayan salt
  • Pinch pepper

Combine all the ingredients into a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth. Taste for seasoning. Pour on top of salad and toss ingredients.

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Creamy Caesar Dressing

Are you missing Creamy Caesar Dressing? I was missing it, so I decided to make my own. This Caesar Dressing is creamy and delicious. I had been thinking of how I could make caesar dressing vegan. I thought of soy, but I really like the lusciousness of cashews blended into a creamy goodness. Kelp flakes give it that slightly taste of the sea that you would normally get from anchovies. Now I can have homemade… I know what is in it…Caesar Dressing.

I am already thinking of ways to use this Creamy Caesar Dressing. I bring them to you soon.

  • 1/2 c raw cashews, soaked
  • water for cashews
  • 3/4 c Almond Milk, unsweetened
  • 2 1/2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp kelp flakes
  • 1 tbsp Date Paste
  • 1 tbsp miso paste
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

Combine all the ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend for about 60 seconds, until smooth and creamy.

Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

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Cilantro Dressing

The fresh cilantro in this dressing is a refreshing compliment to a salad. Add this dressing to any kind of salad; bean, legume, grain, greens.  It will take your salads up to the next level.

  • 3 tbsp cilantro, fresh, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • Pinch Himalayan salt and pepper

Combine all the ingredients into a mason jar. Securely seal the lid to the jar and shake. Pour over salad.

Serve. Eat. Enjoy.

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Strawberry Vinaigrette

This is a summer salad dressing if there ever was one. Strawberries, fresh lemon and a few other ingredients bring this strawberry vinaigrette together. I made this dressing to go with the Strawberry Baby Greens Quinoa Salad. The perfect salad to bring to any picnic or barbecue. You will be taking an empty bowl home afterward.

  • 1/2 c strawberries, sliced
  • 1 lemon, zested, juiced
  • 1 tbsp cane sugar
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp water
  • pinch of Himalayan salt
  • pinch pepper

Combine all ingredients into a high-speed blender. Blitz until smooth. Taste for seasoning. Pour of salad and toss ingredients.

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5 Ingredient Dressing

I was making a Naked Burger Salad for lunch for us, and I needed a dressing to top the salad. I was wanting something creamy, but I did not have any cashews soaked/soaking. It got me thinking of ingredients that are creamy, and that is how I began to create this dressing.

It is one of those dressings that you combine in a mason jar and shake lake crazy.

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  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp spicy brown mustard
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp water

Combine all the ingredients into a mason jar. Seal with lid. Shake until ingredients are well combined.

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