I have been missing Spain lately and wanted to create a dressing/dip/sauce (It is very multi-functional) that would remind me of our summer there and the wonderfully flavorful meals we enjoyed.
This dressing/dip/sauce makes me smile every time I eat it. I have been enjoying it on salads, brown rice bowls, and as a dip for veggies, gluten-free crackers, you name it.
In my never-ending quest to try and eliminate oil from my diet (click HERE to find out why), I used nuts as the base and thickener for this recipe. You will be amazed by the wonderfully creamy texture you can achieve using nuts.
INGREDIENTS1 cup roasted nuts (any variety) 1 ¾ cups filtered water OR for a creamier dressing, So Delicious Milk of choice ¼ cup nutritional yeast flakes ¼ cup hemp seeds ½ Tbs Bragg’s liquid aminos Heaping ½ tsp hot pimenton…more if you like spice (Spanish paprika) Heaping ½ tsp sweet pimenton (Spanish paprika) 2 cloves garlic Juice of 1 lemon 1 Tbs apple cider vinegar 1 Tbs maple syrup .
Place all of the ingredients in your high speed blender (I use my Vitamix) and blend until very creamy and smooth.
NOTE – The dressing will thicken when refrigerated.
For a printable version of this recipe click HERE. .
Please note that I am a Vitamix affiliate…and I wholeheartedly endorse the use of their wonderful product.