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07-30-2008, 08:33 PM
I have a real salad dressing dilemma.
oddly, I DON'T like oils, I like avocado, but I can't stand olive oil. I am using it but I do not want to.
I was wondering if anyone has any recipe's for a salad dressing with entirely raw products? veggie/fruit puree seasoned...or something of that nature..
07-30-2008, 09:06 PM
I'm not using anything but apple cider vinegar with "mother" organic kind which is REALLY strong so I'm wondering too what to dilute it with since I don't use avocados...
07-30-2008, 10:12 PM
This has been one I've been using, you could likely omit the oil or use water since it is such a small amount.
Tomato Basil Dressing
2 Roma Tomatoes
1 Stalk of Fresh basil
1 tsp sea salt (or alternative of your choice
1 oz Apple Cider Vinegar
1 oz Olive Oil
Blend until smooth.
07-30-2008, 10:31 PM
I've made salad dressings using avocado instead of oil. I don't really have a recipe but you could try this (I never really measure anything so this is all approximate):
1/4 c apple cider vinegar
1/2 an avocado (or a whole avocado)
some freshly minced garlic or garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
Combine all until smooth.
Obviously, this makes a lot of dressing (I make huge salads). You can certainly cut the recipe in half or a third if you want.
cilantro or parsley (optional)
lemon or orange juice
apple cidar vinegar
07-30-2008, 11:04 PM
Sunflower Dill Dressing (http://thesunnyrawkitchen.blogspot.com/2008/07/recipe-of-week-sunflower-dill-dressing.html)
500 Island Dressing (http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=53740)
Ranch Dressing (http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=78173http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=78173) (uses a bit of oil, but you could probably omit)
Also, maybe try a different oil if you don't like olive? Sesame, flax, Udo's blend, etc. all taste different.
Jennifer Cornbleet has a recipe for Creamy Cucumber dressing, which can also be Creamy Tomato or Creamy Red Pepper, but I can't find it online.
Why not just use a pate or guac recipe on top of your salads? No need to have "traditional" dressing if you don't enjoy the oil...
07-31-2008, 07:57 AM
Well, I can't do Pate's because I can't eat nuts and seeds just yet, Hoping ill "cure" "fix" my diverticulitis with raw. its very annoying. Im the very few people under 50 who have diverticulitis.
I am affraid of eating too many avocados!, I supposed instead of using an entire avocado per salad (usually 2 a day) I can half it!
07-31-2008, 08:07 AM
Check this out:
07-31-2008, 11:15 AM
I've made the hummus from RAWvolution and thinned it down with some water and used it as salad dressing. I have been trying to cut out nuts but I love creamy dressings and I was thinking about experimenting with zucchini as a creamy "base".
I also love tahini dressing but i try not to use it as much anymore
Tahini, garlic, ginger, water, sea salt.
Sometimes I add scallion or seasonings.
07-31-2008, 11:16 AM
We make a guacamole and thin it out some with water. You can also add red bell, cilantro or cucumbers to change the flavor. Or if you like lemony stuff, put a lot of lemon juice in it. It's great. Also if you add cucs or something you won't eat an entire avocado on one salad.
Oh I've also used a zuchini hummus as dressing.
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