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.
7 responses to “CREAMY SMOKEY SPANISH DRESSING”
This sounds delicious! Please say more about the no oils…very curious!
Have a great weekend
Hi Deirdre! Great comment. You prompted me to link in the post above to a guest post Sarah Taylor wrote on Veggie Grettie a while back about this subject. Sarah does a wonderful job explaining why we should avoid processed oil. http://veggiegrettie.com/2011/11/16/guestblog-oil-sarah-taylor/
Somebody turned me on to the Paprika a couple of years ago and I just LOVE it. I sneak it in all sorts of places to just give that extra mysterious flavour. Can’t wait to try this!
I had never tried Spanish paprika until we were there. I was cooking in the kitchen of the home we rented and they had some in the spice cabinet…love at first bite!
Mmmmm…these flavors sound like they’d be wonderful on greens. Glad you could reproduce this at home 🙂
sounds absolutely nice!