real raw kitchen: RECIPE: orange basil dressing

Thursday, August 29, 2013

RECIPE: orange basil dressing

This is another very basic salad dressing I use regularly. I sometimes forget that I have all these fabulous dressing recipes that are used very often in my kitchen ... then when I realize that I've been sitting on them and not sharing them with YOU I jump to a computer to type it out right away. 

It's so important to me to make salad fun and enjoyable. I mention this often. And so, having that stance on salad, I have LOTS of different variations and recipes.

And this, my friends, is a favorite.

I love using this with steamed buttercup squash. It compliments the flavors nicely, combines well in the tummy, and is very filling. Yeah plants!

Orange Basil Dressing:
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1 orange, juiced
1 handful fresh basil
1 T miso paste
2 T nutritional yeast
water as needed

Combine everything in a blender and blend until completely smooth. You can also add garlic if you'd like, though I typically don't add these to my dressings only because I don't want garlic breath at work ... you know how that goes ...

xo



2 comments:

  1. Hi!!! What's nutritional yeast and what does it add to your recipes?
    Thanks!

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    1. Hi Milia! You can find it, usually, in the nutrition/vitamins section at a health food store. It comes in flakes or ground into a flour consistency. It is really high in B vitamins, which is the nutritional advantage, but I mostly use it because it provides this nutty, almost cheesy, taste. I really enjoy it and I mostly love using it as a thickener in salad dressings that I want to keep low in fat. I just get all that flavor as an added benefit!

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