Paleo Creamy Balsamic Dressing

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)

The ingredients:

  • 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.

I promise it tastes better than it looks here!

I promise it tastes better than it looks here!

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!

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