Sauces and Dressings



Adding a little zest to your meals is a must, and these dressings can help add moisture and additional flavour to your meals. Featuring beautiful healthy ingredients such as hemp seeds, garlic and shallots, over typical ingredients used in packet sauces that can contribute to skin flares and inflammation in the body.



Cashew 'Ranch' dressing


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of soaked cashews (soak for 6 hours or cover with boiling water for at least 20 minutes to soften).

  • 1 cup of filtered water

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of garlic powder (or 1-2 fresh garlic cloves)

  • 1 teaspoon of good quality salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon of ascorbic acid or citric acid

  • 1 teaspoon of dried chives

  • 1 teaspoon of dried parsley

  • 1 teaspoon of maple syrup

  • 1-2 heaped tablespoon of fresh chives

Method:

Drain and rinse cashews, then add to a high speed blender or nutri-bullet with all other ingredients except the fresh chives and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust if needed.

Once smooth, stir in fresh chives and store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Pour over salads, use as a vegetable dipping sauce for vegetables, chicken nuggets, meatballs etc.



Beetroot Vinaigrette

  • 1 medium sized beet- peeled and finely grated (about 1 cup)

  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup

  • 2 tablespoons of filtered water

  • 1 garlic cloves- chopped

  • 3/4 teaspoons of ascorbic acid or citric acid

  • 1 teaspoon of good quality salt

Method:

Blend ingredients together in a high speed blender or nutri-bullet until smooth. The consistency at the end may be a little crunchy which can be nice in salads for extra texture. If you prefer a smoother consistency use cooked beetroot.



Omega 3 Booster Dressing


NOTE: This recipe features hemp seeds, so you will notice a hemp seed taste in this dressing, some may find this taste overpowering if you do not like the taste of hemp seeds or hemp milk.


Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of hemp milk - we made our won and it was so easy, see recipe below

  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds

  • 1 garlic clove, chopped

  • 1/4 cup of finely diced chives

  • 1/4 cup of finely diced shallots

  • 3/4 teaspoon of citric acid or ascorbic acid mixed into 3 tablespoons of filtered water

  • 1 teaspoon of good quality salt

Method:

If you are making your own hemp milk blend 1/2 cup of hemp seeds with 1 cup of filtered water until smooth and frothy. Stir with a spoon and use half a cup for the dressing, the other half can be added to a smoothie or whatever you wish!.


Blend the hemp milk along with all the other ingredients in a sleep blender or nutri-bullet until smooth. Pour into an air tight container and keep in the fridge for up to a week.

Use on salads to give an extra omega 3 zing.


Yummy xx