When I asked my husband what I should name this recipe, he suggested The Best Balsamic Dressing/Veggie Dip I Have Made… EVER!
We love this recipe! I learned a couple years ago, from one of my dearest friends, how great it is to make your own salad dressing instead of buying the expensive and often less tasty bottled ones. When I developed the recipe I wanted something more decedent than your basic balsamic vinaigrette. My family and I have been devouring it ever since. It’s so healthy and yet it tastes rich, creamy, and divine. This is a great recipe for anyone!
The thick creamy texture of the dressing makes it an equally delicious vegetable dip. Raw broccoli tastes pretty amazing when you dip it in the creamy balsamic. Tossed on salad, my husband mentioned it has a Caesar like quality to it, except it is 100% plant based.
I hope you enjoy the creamy balsamic every bit as much as we do!
Creamy Balsamic Dressing & Veggie Dip
Yields: 1 cup +
½ cup raw cashews
½ cup balsamic vinegar
¼ cup lemon juice or juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp. sea salt
½ tsp. pepper
½ tsp. thyme, dried
2 cloves garlic, roughly sliced
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
Combine all ingredients in a high powered blender. Blend until dressing is thick and creamy, 1 to 2 minutes.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge; a Mason jar works great!
*Note: The texture of the dressing is thick and creamy, so I recommend tossing the salad with a spoonful or two of the dressing before serving to ensure that the leaves are nice and evenly coated.
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With love, gratitude & delicious healthy vibes,