Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Vegan Poppy Seed Dressing

Like many other popular salad dressings, poppy seed dressing is a classic. You can buy it in almost every supermarket, but why would you if you can make your own, healthier, cleaner version. 

Vegan Poppy Seed Dressing

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup raw cashew nuts, soaked in purified water overnight
  • 1/3 cup poppy seeds, soaked in purified water for about 30 minutes
  • 1 cup virgin olive oil (I used a very strong frantoio olive oil from Tuscany)
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 shallot, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Celtic sea salt (add more if needed)
  • freshly ground pepper to taste

Method:
  • Place all the ingredients in a bowl of your blender and process on high speed until smooth and creamy. Add purified water or more lemon juice if the dressing turns out too thick. Whiz again.
  • Adjust the taste to your personal liking and serve with your favorite greens. Enjoy in good company!

The dressing stores well in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Make small batches and use quickly.


~ Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing ~

Ingredients:
  • bowl of spinach, washed and drained
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1/3 cup raw pecan nuts (optional)
  • generous amount of poppy seed dressing

Method:
  • Toss all ingredients together. Add the dressing and enjoy in good company!

In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique



Dominique Allmon©2015


         



2 comments:

  1. Another dressing I must try! You have amazing ideas, thank you so much!!

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    1. Thank you, Yelena. This is probably one of the most popular dressings we know. I made a vegan version which is very appealing to many people on raw food. Thanks to the frantoio olive oil I did not have to add any extra spices since this strong oil is a "spice" in itself. You may want to add something to it if you are using a milder one. In any case, this is very easy to make and good for people who are allergic to eggs, for instance.

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