Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Gram's Salad Dressing

Grams would drizzle this over lettuce boats and salads. She never blended it. I do. I also add spices. 

1 C oil of choice
1/2 C vinegar
1 C sugar (I use Agave Nectar start at 1/2 C and go to taste)
1 T prepared mustard
1 tsp celery seed
big onion, chopped (I start with 1/2 and taste)
seasoned pepper to taste
1 tsp Italian spices
1/2 tsp fennel

Combine all and mix well (blend). 

Vegan Option: 
1 C cashews
1/2 C Vinegar
1/2 - 1 C Agave Nectar
1 T prepared mustard
1 tsp celery seed
1 tsp Italian spice
1 tsp fennel seed
Onion - chopped (start with 1/2 and adjust to taste)

Put vinegar and Agave nectar or Honey in blender. Add cashews and blend until smooth. Add the rest of ingredients. If it's too thick add a bit of water.

*I've begun adding some liquid smoke to this. Tastes like one I bought at Sprouts.  Start with 1/4 tsp and adjust to your taste.

This still  has fat (nuts) but WAY less fat than an oil based dressing with the added benefits of the nuts.

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