One of the favorite things I like to do is making salad dressings using my high-speed blender. Many of my thicker salad dressings also make wonderful veggie dips. By having a little of your own homemade salad dressings and veggie dips on hand could be helpful for you when faced with family or social situations. All you need to do is just bring some of your own dressing or dip in a mason jar. This way you will know exactly what’s in your dressing and where it came from!
This peanut curry dressing works really well on dark leafy greens such as kale or even spinach salads. I have also enjoyed this as a veggie dip. Actually, cauliflower is my favorite choice for this dip and carrots are great, too! You may also want to try this dressing/dip as a sauce for a raw stir-fry or raw noodle dish!
I love this flavor combination because of the nuttiness and creaminess from the nut butter and tahini. I also like the kick of the curry, onion, and garlic and the sweetness of the dates.
Peanut Curry Dressing
Yield: 4 Large Salads (or more) | Prep: | Process/Cook: | Ready In:
This makes a great raw vegan salad dressing for dark leafy greens, an amazing dip for veggies, or even a sauce for raw noodles and stir-fry dishes!
Kitchen Tools / Equipment Needed:
Ingredients / Grocery List:
- 1/3 C peanut butter
- 1/4 C tahini
- 1 clove garlic
- 4 T lemon juice
- 3 dates , pitted
- 1/4 C almond milk
- 2 t curry powder
- Water, as needed
- 1/4 sweet onion
- Chop up the sweet onion and peel/mash the garlic.
- Squeeze 4 T of fresh lemon juice.
- Pit the seeds out of the dates.
Instructions / Directions / Method:
- Add all the ingredients into high-speed blender.
- Blend on high for 1 minute.
- Add additional water, if desired.
Alternatives / Replacements:
- You may use any kind of non-dairy milk and nut butter of your choice.
Benefits of making your own salad dressing
Here are three benefits of making your own salad dressings:
- Control the ingredients. You are avoiding many unnatural ingredients that are usually found in store-bought dressings. In addition, you control what goes in your own blender by avoiding hidden calories, bad fats, white sugars, and poorer oil quality. (1)
- Use the freshest ingredients. You are using the freshest ingredients possible by using high quality whole foods and cutting out many of the unhealthy stuff. More often than not, you are “slimming down” your salads. (2)
- Avoid hidden ingredients. You are avoiding any thickeners made from bacteria, such as Xanthum gum, which are found in many store bought brands, as well as the preservatives, dyes, and other additives. (3)
Inspired by: blissfulyogajourney.blogspot.com