This is one of the BEST dressings I have ever tasted! My husband and I love homemade salad dressing – it’s healthy, delicious & doesn’t have all of those yucky preservatives and other unnecessary ingredients in it.
Here’s the recipe – it has a cashew base, which gives it the creaminess without any kind of dairy!
CREAMY BALSAMIC DRESSING (makes 1 cup of dressing)
- 1/2 cup raw, unsalted cashews
- 1/2 cup water (will come from the water you boil cashews in)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp sugar or honey
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 3/4 tsp lemon juice
Measure out 1/2 cup of cashews, fill a small/medium saucepan with about 1 cup of water & bring to a boil. Once it’s boiling, remove the pan from heat, cover & let sit for 30 minutes.
Once they’ve soaked for 30 min, drain the cashews, MAKING SURE TO SAVE THE WATER!! Put the cashews in your Vitamix (or other high-powered blender) and measure out 1/2 cup of the water you just drained. Blend on high until creamy and smooth.
Add the remaining ingredients to the Vitamix and blend until well mixed, 10-20 seconds.
I can NEVER go back to bottled dressings after this!! So delicious. Let me know what you think – I’d love to hear from you!