You only need about five minutes and a few simple ingredients to make this creamy cashew dill dressing. Use it as a sandwich spread, dip or salad dressing. Jump to recipe →
This recipe was born out of sheer laziness. Or perhaps I should say, lack of forward thinking. I had some lovely roasted beets and wanted to make a salad. However, I didn’t have the cashew cheese that makes my roasted beet salad so delicious. While the cheese is easy to make, it has to chill overnight in the fridge.
So I decided to try a quick dressing with similar ingredients. They say necessity is the mother of all invention. That’s certainly the case here.
Creamy Cashew Dill Dressing
I usually make the cashew cheese with cashews, lemon juice, water, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar and salt. I tweaked the ingredients a bit for the dressing. The recipe includes:
- rice milk
- lemon juice
- garlic powder
- Medjool date
- fresh dill
- sea salt
The garlic and dill add extra flavor, and the Medjool date provides just a bit of sweetness. You can adjust the quantity of rice milk to control the level of creaminess. Add a little more for a pourable dressing. Use slightly less for a thicker dip or spread. I’ve enjoyed it all three ways!
- 1 cup raw cashews (no need to soak)
- ½ cup rice milk (plus more if you wish to adjust the consistency of the dressing)
- juice from 1 lemon
- ½ - 1 tsp. garlic powder (to taste)
- 1 Medjool date
- 1 Tbs. fresh dill
- ¼ tsp. fine sea salt
- Add ingredients in the order they are listed to a high-speed blender.
- Begin blending on the lowest setting and gradually turn up to highest setting and blend for approximately 30 seconds (use tamper if necessary).
- Check consistency. Add more rice milk (1 Tbs. at a time) and blend to reach desired creaminess. (I like my dressing on the thick side.)
Note: I do not include nutrition information with my recipes because I subscribe to the theories presented in the book Whole and believe we should focus on eating a variety of whole foods instead of counting calories or keeping track of individual nutrients.
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