Saturday, October 10, 2015

"Amazing" Rich, Dairy free, Gluten Free, Easy, Creamy Salad Dressing, Paleo and GAPS Friendly

Missing creamy salad dressings after cutting out dairy? This homemade dressing is rich, satisfying and completely dairy-free! No one will guess it doesn't have cream or cheese in it. You don't have to be dairy free to enjoy this nutritious sauce. It can dress all kinds of salads, but I enjoy it best on cucumber noodles, which are uncooked. Cucumber noodles are easy and fast to make with a mandolin. Start with English cucumbers for best results. Very satisfying. 

Or you can pour this creamy dressing over grilled romaine, this season's new thing.Simply rinse and pat dry the lettuce. Cut the lettuce in half lengthwise. Brush surface with olive oil and grill about 4 to 5 minutes total, turning occasionally. Do not blacken it. If it is burnt, trim off the burned bits. You are aiming for dark brown grill marks. Place each wedge on a salad plate and toss with the season’s sweet heirloom tomatoes, dress and this salad makes for a meal with tasty textures and dynamic flavors.

In the picture I have used it to garnish cold wild Pacific salmon at a luncheon. Delicious!

Dressing Ingredients: 

1 large avocado
Juice of 2 limes (optional)
3 tablespoons olive oil
½ cup water
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or to taste
1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
10-15 leaves of fresh basil or other herb
½ teaspoon Celtic or Himalayan sea salt
¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
Blend all ingredients with a hand or standing blender until smooth. Keep leftovers in the refrigerator. 

"Amazing" was the response from one of my tasters. Thank you Deborah for helping me out by tasting some of my creations. And thank you to my other taste testers.

To Your "Amazing" Health
Dr. B