Salad dressings are so easy to make and once we find a few variations we like, it's really difficult to enjoy store bought ones. Homemade salad dressings are so much better! They taste so much fresher and it's great to have control over the ingredients we use.
There are tons of salad dressings shared online, it's really easy to find lots of ideas and inspiration to start making them.
The combination of ingredients can be really simple, sometimes the ingredients can be simply mixed by hand without the use of any appliance.
I really like making salad dressings using nuts so I usually use some sort of blender, sometimes I use a high speed blender, sometimes a hand blender does the job, it really depends on the ingredients.
A good trick is to soak the nuts to make them easier to blend, a couple hours is usually plenty. The same goes for dates, they tend to be harder to blend but if soaked for an hour it becomes much easier to blend.
Last week I made this salad dressing which came out creamy, delicious and nutritious:
🌿 1 cup cashews
🌿 1 garlic clove
🌿 ¼ tsp salt
🌿 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
🌿 2 tsp maple syrup
🌿 1 cup baby spinach
🌿 ½ cup parsley
🌿 2 green onions
🌿 2 Tbsp lemon juice
🌿 ½ cup water (add more later if too thick for your taste)
Blend all ingredients until smooth.
Keep in the fridge for about 5 days. It might thicken after refrigerated, just add a little water and stir when ready to use it.
Use it in salads, over steamed veggies, over grains, over veggie burgers...
Check this video for a visual of the dressing: