Sunday, September 26, 2010

Ranch Dip/Salad Dressing

1 cup soaked raw cashews (soak in filtered water for 8-12 hours)
1/2 cup water
2 Tbs fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp sea or celtic salt
2 Tbs minced fresh chives or green onions
1 Tbs minced fresh basil or 1 tsp dried
1 Tbs minced fresh dill or 1 tsp dried

Place the soaked cashews, water, lemon juice, garlic powder, onion powder and salt in a blender and process until smooth. Stop occasionally to scrape down the sides of the blender jar with a rubber spatula. Add the chives, basil and dill and pulse just briefly to mix. Chill for at least 30 min. before serving. Stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator, this ranch dip will keep approx. five days. ***Try young tender raw asparagus dipped in this! Delicious!

Variation: For salad dressing just add 2-4 Tbs water for a thinner texture.

From "Raw Food Made Easy" by Jennifer Cornbleet

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