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:
a recipe
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 ...



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

    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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