Salad Dressings

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Recipe Author: 
Kathy Pollard

Here's a collection of yummy and oil-free dressings that add flavor to any green salad.

Ingredients: 
"RANCH" DIP OR DRESSING
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
A few 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
 
OPTIONAL:
For a thicker dressing add 1 T ground flax seeds
 

THOUSAND ISLAND DRESSING

1 box silken, firm Mori Nu tofu
5 Tblsp. Ketchup
3 or 4 Tblsp Pickle relish
Lemon juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp. onion powder
½ tsp. salt
Extra water, if too thick
 

PEANUTI SALAD DRESSING

½ cup peanuts or peanut butter
1 T tamari/soy sauce
1 T brown rice vinegar
1 tsp sesame seeds
1 small clove of garlic or ½ tsp powdered
¼ to ½ cup water, as needed
 
OPTIONAL:
½ tsp chili, ginger or paprika powder
 
 
OIL-FREE ITALIAN DRESSING
 
Mix together in a covered jar:
1 cup oil substitute*
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp Dijon-style prepared mustard
1/2 Tbsp mild sweetener/3 soaked dates (in water)
1-2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp salt or herbal shaker like Dash or Spike
1 tsp dried basil or Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp paprika
pepper to taste
 
 
ORANGE DRESSING
 
Peeled whole navel orange
1 clove garlic
2 Tblsp miso or soy sauce
2 or 3 Tblsp sesame seeds or tahini or ½ an avocado
Spices, parsley, pepper, to taste
 
 
*OIL SUBSTITUTES:
 
1 Tblsp ground flax seeds mixed with 1/3 C water
1 ½ tblsp arrowroot mixed with 1 cup cold water, whisked,
then gently heated in a pan until just boiled.
1 can drained artichoke hearts, packed in water, whizzed in
a blender
Unsweetened soymilk, if you want a creamy-ish replacement
Avocado
 
 
Instructions: 

For each dressing, whiz ingredients together

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