Recipe Author: 
Kathy Pollard

This traditional American dressing can be used as a dressing or a dip, depending on the amount of water added

  • 2 cups cashews, pre-soaked (an hour or so), OR sunflower seeds, OR an avocado
  • 1 to 1 ¾  C water
  • Half a block or so of tofu – any kind will work; silken will be smoother
  • Juice and zest from a lemon, or 1/3 C lemon juice
  • 3 or so dates, pre-soaked if possible, OR 2 tsp brown rice syrup or maple syrup
  • 4 tsp onion powder
  • 4 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 tsp dried dill
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 T vegetable bouillon powder or seasoning like Spike or Dash

For a thicker dressing add 1 T ground flax seeds


Whiz all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth. Put in a covered container and into the fridge.  It will thicken in an hour or two.

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