Creamy Herb Dressing (Oil-Free)
A bright and delicious dressing or dip using fresh herbs from your garden.
Dressings and Dips, Salad
raw cashews, soaked for 10 to 15 minutes
chopped fresh herbs (any combination of at least 3 different herbs in 1/4 cup measures - basil, parsley, cilantro, chives, oregano, marjoram, lovage, thyme or mint)
2 or 3
lemon or lime
juice from 1/2 a lemon or lime
water or vegetable broth, drizzled in as required to thin the dressing
Salt to taste
Soak raw cashews for 10 or 15 minutes
Drain cashews and add to high-speed blender, along with all of the herbs, garlic and lemon juice
Blend at high speed until creamy consistency is reached. If dressing is too thick, thin with a little water or vegetable broth
Season with salt to taste - not too much salt!
Drizzle over arranged salads or use as dip for crudités
Will keep in refrigerator for up to a week
I would not recommend using rosemary or sage here, as their flavour profile is too strong and would overpower the dressing.