It was a busy weekend, so all I have for you today is a salad dressing. But maybe you need a little nudge to eat more greens, hmm? Even though the weather is still cold, Rick and I have a big salad for lunch almost every day. Eat salad, be happy!
This is a "hybrid" dressing - a cross between the thick and creamy Cheesy Basil Dressing that Rick loves, and the lower-fat Kim's Favorite. We usually end up blending the two together anyway, so this is a good compromise that we both love.
1/2 cup raw cashews - soaked for 20 minutes, then drained and rinsed
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
pepper to taste
2 T tamari
2 T mustard
1/4 cup vinegar - any kind you like
1/4 cup orange juice
1 cup water
Blend everything together on high speed until smooth. Store in a glass jar or bottle.