Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Make An {Almost} Raw Dressing

There is some lifestyle changing, weight loss thangs going on over here at Pretty Riot. This week I put on my frilly pink apron and made my very first salad dressing following this recipe for Denise's Vinaigrette. My guy and I are trying to incorporate more raw food into our everyday diet. That includes smoothies in the morning, raw veggies for snacks, and big green salads for lunch or dinner. Enter my {almost} raw dressing.  

Whatcha need:

3/4 c. Apple Cider Vinegar (or lemon juice or both) {I just used ACV}
1/4 - 1/2 c. olive oil or flax oil (either or both) {cold pressed OO to keep it raw}
3-6 cloves garlic (to taste)
2-3 Tbl tahini and or 1-2 Tbl mustard powder {I just used to tahini}
1/4 c. Nama Shoyu {could not find locally so I used Tamari}
1/4 c. Honey {raw honey to keep it raw, I used Agave}

Put all of the above in a blender and blend.

A Few Things**
Next time I might split between the vinegar and lemon juice to cut back a little on the assertiveness.
I feel tahini is an acquired taste so until you know the flavor I would just use 2 tablespoons. I will next time.

This dressing is strong on flavors, but that is exactly what I wanted to go along with all the veggies. Try it out and ENJOY!


  1. All these ingredients sound delicious especially combined! I love it when dressings hit all the notes: sweet, savory, spicy, tangy!

    1. I noticed that the next day the dressing tasted even better and stonger.