We live by Dr. Fuhrman’s daily recommendation that "salad is the main dish" and the varieties of salad options for us are never boring or repetitive. For one of our daily meals we'll eat a large salad, most likely for our lunch or dinner. From day to day, no salad ever tastes the same at the Shelby household.
The variations depend on what fruits and vegetables are in season or on sale, and what I have on hand in my kitchen. As I mentioned in a previous post my refrigerator is always stocked with fresh produce and our cupboards always have an assortment of ingredients to use in the salad or as dressings. We make it convenient and accessible. This way we have no excuse to not eat a fresh, delicious salad.
Today I’ve got a new recipe to share for a creamy, tangy dressing that’s whipped up in a high-speed blender. I ditched the oil and used cashew meal for some healthy fat. White beans add protein and fiber. Fresh lime and ginger add tanginess.
When blending a single serving of dressing, I use the small Nutribullet container because it’s easier, and less messy to remove the mixture. This dressing is so yummy and creamy that you won’t want to waste any of it. You’ll be licking your fingers while scraping out the container. I guarantee it!
The salad shown in the photo above is set up as follows. A couple handfuls of mixed greens: kale, spinach and chard, then add in chopped cucumber, and two cuties (mandarin oranges). Pour on the dressing. Then top with chopped red onions and a sprinkle of kelp granules. You'll find the recipe below is for one serving. Adjust ingredient amounts accordingly, if you need to mix up more servings. I hope you like this dressing as much as I do!
- Eat a large fresh salad on a daily basis to provide the body with the nutrients it craves to stay healthy.
- Keep your refrigerator and pantry well stocked with delicious salad ingredients.
- Mix up your own salad dressings to avoid the high sodium content, as well as other unhealthy ingredients in ready made brands.
Tangy, Creamy, Cashew Salad Dressing
This dressing is so yummy and creamy that you won’t want to waste any of it. You’ll be licking your fingers while scraping out the container. I guarantee it! The recipe is for one serving. Adjust ingredient amounts accordingly if you need to mix up more.
- 1/2 cup white beans - I used great northern beans, no salt added.
- 1/4 cup cashew meal
- 2 Tablespoons brown rice vinegar, no sweeteners added
- 1/4 fresh lime, remove peel
- 10 grams fresh ginger - about a fat thumb tip size, outer peel removed
- 1/4 cup soymilk
- Add all the above ingredients into a high speed blender.
- Blend until creamy.
Yield: 1 servingPrep Time: 00 hrs. 05 mins.
Total time: 5 mins.