View Full Version : Maple-coconut dressing
02-26-2011, 01:03 AM
I bought a natural maple-coconut salad dressing the other day that was awesome but $8.49 for a very small bottle.
I decided to make my own (it's not 100% raw since it has maple syrup, you can use honey instead but it of course won't be maple coconut anymore):
3/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup dried shredded coconut
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
Blend all ingredients on high speed to pulverize the dried coconut.
02-26-2011, 08:16 AM
Sounds delish! I printed it and put it in my "to make" pile.
02-26-2011, 03:08 PM
I was surprised that the next day it hadn't separated, the coconut keeps it thick and creamy. I makes an opaque beige dresssing.
02-26-2011, 05:43 PM
oh...that sounds so good. Thanks for sharing.
02-26-2011, 05:47 PM
Hey Raweater, thanks for the recipe! I'm going to replace the maple syrup with Coconut Secret's Raw Coconut Nectar. It has a nice flavor and while it isn't maple, it is tasty. I think it will be fantastic in this dressing. I have some mature coconut meat and have been debating how to use it. I think I'll use it in this and not worry about it not being dehydrated. Worst case I may end up with a lovely dessert soup, LOL.
02-26-2011, 05:53 PM
If you use fresh coconut keep in mind the dressing might have a very short shelf life (I've gotten very sick years ago by eating a raw recipe on the 4th day it was in the fridge).
02-27-2011, 05:16 PM
Making this for my salad tonight!
02-27-2011, 05:32 PM
Mmmm, very nice out of the blender. Will let you know about on the salad.
Are your other recipes this good and unusual - might have to buy the book!!
02-27-2011, 05:38 PM
lol thanks for the comments. To be honest for this idea I just tried to copy the maple-coconut dressing I had bought so this wasn't really my idea.
I do have a few unusual recipes in my book though. If you click the link in my sig and then open one of my ebay items (they are all for the same book) you can see the complete recipe list. The book also has a lot of information on health before the recipes (about half healh info/half recipes).
02-27-2011, 10:42 PM
it was awesome. I have been using a creamy asiago (not raw or vegan) just to get my salads down. You just gave me a new better vegan at least dressing. Thank you thank you.
02-27-2011, 11:13 PM
Thanks, recipes that help you avoid unhealthy and addictive things like dairy are awesome.
02-28-2011, 09:59 PM
Still good the second day although mine separated a bit. I had two huge bowls of salad tonight for supper because of the delicious dressing. I am in heaven.
02-28-2011, 10:08 PM
Did you use fresh or dried coconut? With dried it should keep for months as all ingredients have a very long shelf life even at room temp (I recommend keeping it in the fridge though).
BTW did you use a high speed blender or a regular one? The high speed might be why mine doesn't separate.
02-28-2011, 10:27 PM
Thanks for sharing. I'm always scrounging around for new dressing ideas.
03-01-2011, 08:19 AM
I used dried and did it in my Vitamix. I probably could have blended it for longer though. No biggie - a quick whisk mixed it up again.
03-01-2011, 09:41 AM
This is very tasty raweater...just made some. Love having a new dressing recipe. Thinking it needs a little something else but have no idea what?? Any ideas for those who have tried this?
ok....I put it back in the VM and added 3 cloves of garlic and a tsp. of dijon mustard.excellent.
Will use this as a great new standby dressing! Thanks for sharing it!
03-01-2011, 10:09 AM
What do you mean by standby dressing?
I like the flavor of maple and coconut dominating but I might try it with garlic.
03-01-2011, 11:03 AM
A dressing that I will keep on hand to use.:)
Just eating it now on a mixed greens salad w/strawberries, etc...really good...might make it a tad less sweet next time.
03-01-2011, 11:28 AM
Yea I made it quite sweet, you can try maybe doubling the vinegar or reducing the maple.
I've been having it in mixed sprout salads I started making ever since I found how to sprout reliably. I make mixes like clover, radish, broccoli, mustard, lentils (all in sprout form).
Today when I used some it was even thicker than the days before, it would actually sit like a "string" on the salad, it kept it's shape coming out of my squeezable bottle.
03-01-2011, 12:43 PM
Mine was thick too....that's what I was thinking...reduce sweet add more vinegar. I wish I could sprout.never have had much luck though I do love them and they are so expensive here. Maybe you would do a post on how to sprout???:wuv
03-01-2011, 01:13 PM
Well basically everything failed/molded for me until I tried the jar method, more specifically these sprouting jars by A. Vogel:
I soak the seeds 6-8 hours then put the jar at an angle with the built in stand and rinse twice a day. I got 2 jars so I can have 2 batches going at once.
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