For me, creamy plant-based dressings are the key to nourishing, sustainable meals. Whether the star ingredient in my Kale Caesar Salad or a dip for roasted potato wedges, this healthy take on the classic dressing will make you a believer. Who needs parmesan cheese, egg, and anchovy paste when healthful ingredients like cashews, capers, Dijon mustard, and nutritional yeast come together for a superb facsimile. And this version has no cholesterol or oil, so it's a dressing
that's actually good for you!

Makes 1 cup

What you need:

  • 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup water

What you do:

  1. In a blender, place all ingredients.
  2. Blend until a creamy consistency.

Healthy hints:

  • >> Toss this dressing with kale for a Kale Caesar Salad, drizzle over vegetables in a wrap, or mix with spiralized zucchini noodles.

  • >> Keep a jar in the fridge for healthy meals in minutes. This dressing lasts at least a week!

    >> A recent study found that cashews—which are high in tryptophans and magnesium—can be effective anti-depressants. This is yet another example of how healthy, plant-based food can be our best medicine.

Comments

Norma Jean

Norma Jean

I'll never buy bottled again. Are you kidding, it's really this simple??? Colleen, you are my mega recipe rock star. I can't wait to try it !! Great hints too.

Healthy Vegan

Healthy Vegan

Thank you, Norma Jean! Yes, it's super simple to whip up and tastes great on salad, potatoes, fresh vegetables, or whatever. This dressing is clean, healthy, and delicious … just the way I like! xo