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10-16-2005, 01:33 PM
Is there something that can be used as a thickener for dressings and sauces, that won't add too much more flavor or take away from the orignal recipe?
10-16-2005, 01:42 PM
I think most people use some kind of nuts as a thickener in dressing but it does change the taste. I am trying to figure out a way to use flax mucilage without the seeds...a messy process but one that might work.....some use avocado or agar-agar, though that is not raw.
I have yet to find a dressing I love~
10-16-2005, 02:00 PM
Thanks GlimR. I'll try nuts to see if that works. I'm having a litttle trouble finding a dressing I like also.
10-16-2005, 04:06 PM
The reason to add nuts to your dressing, is to hold it together so it won't separate.
what dressing are you making,
one of the best is
equal parts of
vinegar or lemon
personally, I like straight lemon juice with nothing else added.
10-16-2005, 11:10 PM
raw cashews work good for a thickener in dressings because they do not have an over powering taste.
10-16-2005, 11:13 PM
avacado thickens dressings, so does tahini and so does honey. Some people also use pysillium husk. I have never used that one, so I cant tell you much about it. :)
10-17-2005, 03:04 PM
Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I added cashews and it turned out fine.
Raw Priestess, I was using RawVeganMom's mayo recipe and I wanted to spice it up and thicken it a bit to make it into a salad dressing. What you posted sounds delish...I'm going to give it a try. Thanks!
10-23-2005, 06:06 PM
if your recipe will handle sweet like a sweet salad dressing..puree apple...
Also puree or chopped in a processor ..apple replaces nuts to reduce fat.
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