Saturday, May 2, 2009

creamy avocado dressing (raw)

i'm always looking for healthy homemade salad dressing recipes - i'm sort of over the bottle stuff. a lot of the recipes that are non-oil based call for fruit juices like orange, but i'm just not a fruit-dressing kind of girl. i don't mind fresh squeezed lemon juice though. here is a raw creamy avocado dressing that i ad-libbed and really liked!

  • 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 haas avocado
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of bragg liquid aminos
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried kelp
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
soak sunflower seeds in water for at least 4 hours. then just toss everything in a magic bullet and whir. seriously, i couldn't live without my bullet. thin with water if so desired. serve over your favourite bed of greens - here with kale, tomatoes and zucchini.

to keep it raw, make sure your kelp is sun-dried, not roasted or toasted!


DJ Karma said...

I'm over the bottle stuff too & usually just throw stuff together and hope it tastes good LOL! Thanks for a recipe I can use!

Little Girl's Mom said...

I always have a magic bullet container of homemade salad dressing in my fridge. I usually start with a little olive oil and a bit of some type of vinegar and then ad lib from there:

peanut butter and curry spices

agave and mustard

tomatoes and italian seasoning

etc. When I'm satisfied with the taste, then I water it down so I can put lots on my salads.

I agree, I couldn't live without my bullet.

Mrs. Mandy said...

Are you going raw now? Girl, if you keep this up, you're going to live for 300 years!

I'm going to be food styling for a Magic Bullet informercial on Wednesday! Will be blogging about it, so stay tuned...xoxo

A_and_N said...

wow, I have all the ingredients at home now. Will try this.

Jenn said...

Yum. Sounds delicious. I love anything with avocado!

Anonymous said...

I'm always making salad dressings & vinagrettes - this sounds yum! Now I'm craving salad...

jessy said...

i've never tried a raw dressing before miss v! i think i'm gonna start with yours! it looks so darn delicious and i love everything in it! mmmmmmmmmmm!

Maya said...

What does liquid amino do?

AnuSriram said...

Hmm... yummy! Sounds delicious!

Recipe man said...

wow this look yummy, raw and healthy,
im new to your blog and it look great