Salad Dressings

Papaya Avocado Salsa

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Papaya Avocado Salsa is colorful and refreshing. It can be served with crackers or tossed with a salad in place of the dressing. Ingredients: 1 ripe medium avocado, peeled, pitted and diced 1/2 ripe papaya, peeled, halved, seeded, and diced 4 Tablespoons finely chopped red onion 1 clove garlic, minced 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro…

Walnut Vinaigrette Dressing

Recipes from “The End of Heart Disease” by Joel Fuhrman, M.D. Copyright 2016. Serves: 4 ¼ cup balsamic vinegar ½ cup water ¼ cup walnuts ¼ cup raisins 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 clove garlic ¼ teaspoon dried thyme Blend ingredients in a high-powered blender until smooth. PER SERVING: CALORIES 84; PROTEIN 1g; CARBOHYDRATE 11g;…

Sunny Tuscan Dressing

Recipes from “The End of Heart Disease” by Joel Fuhrman, M.D. Copyright 2016. Serves: 4 ¼ cup dried, unsulfured apricots 1 navel orange, peeled 2 tablespoons unhulled sesame seeds or tahini ¼ cup raw cashews 2 tablespoons Lemon Basil Vinegar* or balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon dried basil ½ teaspoon dried oregano 2 scallions (white part…

Cheesy Blue Ranch Dip/Dressing

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Sometimes you just feel like having a wedge of iceberg slathered with a thick creamy dressing sprinkled with a few tempeh bacon bits. Here’s what we recommend. It is vegan, oil-free, gluten-free and flavorful. 1 brick silken tofu (about 12 ounces) 1/2 cup soy milk, unsweetened 1/4 cup red wine vinegar or other vinegar 1/4…

How Did This Costa Rican Pineapple Get In My New York City Slaw

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We are calling this Red Cabbage Pineapple Slaw recipe How Did This Costa Rican Pineapple Get In My New York City Slaw or Let It Slaw, Let It Slaw, Let It Slaw. It’s a wonderful winter salad recipe with a little tropical sunshine added in. The pineapple sweetness goes so well with the red cabbage.…

Creamy Balsamic Dressing

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Salad dressings should contain fat to help digest the fat soluble nutrients in the vegetables. But the fat shouldn’t come from oil. Whole, raw nuts and seeds make the best base for dressing. 1 cup sunflower seeds (optional: soak for 4 – 8 hours) 1 cup water 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar In a blender combine…

Little Seed Caesar Dressing

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Little Seed Caesar Dressing, made with sunflower seeds, is a variation on our Seed Caesar Dressing made with pumpkin seeds. 1 cup of sunflower seeds (soaked for at least four hours in 2 cups of water, drained and rinsed) 1 cup of water Juice of 2 lemons 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 3 Tablespoons unsweetened dairy-free…

Seed Caesar Dressing

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Once refrigerated this wonderful salad dressing thickens to a mayo-like consistency and also works well as a vegetable dip and/or a sandwich spread. We recommend using organic ingredients 1 cup raw organic pumpkin seeds (sunflower seeds may be used as well) 3/4 cup water 1/4 cup organic apple cider vinegar or other vinegar (different vinegars…

KALEidoscope Salad with Pumpkin Seed Dressing

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When your CSA winter share loads you up with carrots and watermelon radishes, it’s time to make Kaleidoscope Kale Salad!     1 large bunch or head of kale (about 12 ounces with stems removed) 4 carrots 2 watermelon radishes (about 2 inch diameter) 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/4 cup…

TRANSITION KITCHEN: REAL Vegan Mayonnaise

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Here’s the Vegan Mayonnaise Recipe: 4 ounces silken tofu 2 Tablespoons lemon juice 2 Tablespoons vinegar 3 teaspoons sugar/evaporated cane juice – OPTIONAL 1 teaspoon yellow mustard 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt (salt to taste) 1/2 cup olive oil In a blender, add tofu, lemon juice, vinegar, sugar and mustard. Blend until smooth. While the…

Herbed Ranch Dressing

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I am loving the new Vegan Holiday Cooking from Candle Cafe Cookbook. I made their Garden Herb Ranch dressing and it was fantastic. I went to make it again but did not have all the ingredients. So I made modifications with what I had and here’s my new version, so delicious. 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard…

Winter Salsa, Version I

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After reading Tomatoland, we stay away from buying tomatoes that are not organic or are out of season. In the winter, we’ll make tomato salsa with organic, salt-free canned tomatoes. 1 can (15 ounce) diced or crushed salt-free, organic tomatoes 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro 1/3 cup finely chopped scallions juice from one lime 1/2…

Carrot Apple Ginger Dressing

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Carrots, apples and ginger go great together in a salad dressing. It’s sweet and tangy, made with only three REAL ingredients. 2 medium carrots, grated 2-3 teaspoons finely grated ginger (to taste) 3/4 – 1 cup apple juice 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar In a blender, combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth. If…

Caesar Salad Dressing

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I find that many of the vegan Caesar Salad recipes going around use an awful lot of processed vegan mayonnaise to try and get that authentic Caesar Salad taste. Well here’s a recipe that gives you the taste without all of the processing. This dressing is loaded with fiber, something processed oils can’t give you,…

Tahini Dressing

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This is my favorite salad dressing and have it on salad almost every day. 2 tablespoons sesame tahini Water (about 1/4 cup) Juice of 1/2-1 lemon (to taste).  Put two tablespoons of tahini in a small bowl.  Slowly add in a little water at a time and beat with a fork.  Add more water until…

Carrot Ginger Dressing

I don’t make this dressing enough and love it when I do. 1 cup of finely grated carrots 1-2 teaspoons finely grated ginger (to taste) 3/4 cup water 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil, optional 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon tahini  In a blender, combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth.  If too…

Herb Dijon Vinaigrette

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Most vinaigrettes have a lot of oil. I prefer a very tangy dijon vinaigrette. If you like yours more mild, add more olive oil. 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar 4 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper to taste. dried herbs, choose the ones you like: 1/2 teaspoon parsley 1/2 teaspoon sage…