BASIL BALSAMIC DRESSING (oil-free)

Updated: Jun 25

Making your own dressing is so quick and simple once you stock some basic ingredients in your pantry. It's a much healthier option than shelf-stable versions because you control the oil, salt and sugar - and avoid artificial colors and preservatives. Use this whole food, plant-based (WFPB) dressing on salads, roasted or steamed veggies, grains and legumes for an added tangy sweetness.


Yields about ¾ cup

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup aged balsamic vinegar

  • ¼ cup raw walnuts (or raw pecans)

  • ½ cup fresh basil

  • ¼ cup water

  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice

  • ½ tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • ½ tablespoon pure maple syrup

  • 1 clove garlic

  • ½ tsp thyme (optional)

  • ¼ tsp sea salt, or to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions:

Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and combine until smooth.

Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


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