For a salad to transform from a starter or side into a solid meal, it requires more than just green leaves and a simple vinaigrette – it begs for bulk. Instead of going all out on the numerous add-ins, which can get out of hand in terms of calories and conflicting flavors and textures quite quickly, why not keep the mix simple but satisfying with the addition of a dressing? The following recipe for a creamy, raw and vegan salad dressing has only a few ingredients, all of which will keep your salad easy to digest and light, but also filling to point where you crave little else. Enjoy!
The avocado is what keeps things interesting. It is a fat your body can recognize and also provides a good dose of fiber, which promotes good digestion. Meanwhile, the addition of garlic and herbs add just the right amount of oomph to keep your taste buds satisfied! Completely raw and animal-friendly, this recipe will satisfy everyone at the table, including those with an affinity for mayonnaise-based dressings.
Another perk to this recipe is that you can also use it as a sauce to fold into roasted vegetables, a dip for crudites or as a sauce to complement burgers, wraps and rolls. Feel free to switch the flavors up with your choice of fresh herbs or other raw vegetables add-ins. Just chop the veggies fine and mix them into the sauce for even more layers of flavor, color and texture.
The Ultimate Raw Vegan Creamy Salad Dressing
Makes about 1 cup
- 2 avocados
- 1 clove garlic
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 2 teaspoons Namu Shoyu (raw soy sauce)
- Small handful of fresh dill
- 2 tablespoons lukewarm water
Slice, pit and remove the flesh from the avocados. Place the avocado flesh into a food processor with the remainder of the ingredients and blend until smooth. Add more water, by the tablespoon, to thin the mixture out even more to your liking.
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