Friday, January 7, 2011

Raw Ranch Dressing

1 1/2 cups Raw Pine Nuts
1/4 cup Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 cup Lemon Juice
1/4 cup Raw Honey
8 cloves minced Garlic
2 "sprigs" fresh Rosemary (Fresh Rosemary usually comes on a woody stem. The "leaves" of one large stem makes up one "sprig." Omit the large stem)
1/2 teaspoon Real Salt
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper

1/4 cup Sunflower Seed Oil

Soak the pine nuts in water for 3 hours. Drain, rinse and blend with the vinegar and lemon juice on high in the blender till the nuts are creamed. Add the honey, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper. Blend well. Add the oil slowly till it emulsifies.

If you want an herbier taste, add more rosemary.
If you want it sweeter, add more honey.
If you want saltier, add more garlic or vinegar and cut back on the honey.

Use on salads or for dipping!

Use the good, better, best philosophy with this recipe. Regular grocery stores probably won't have raw pine nuts, no big deal. Use whatever honey and apple cider vinegar you already have, or that you want to pay for. Don't stress it! The ingredients listed here are for the best case scenario. It's a good-for-you, delicious dressing no matter if you take it to the good, better or best level, so just do what works for you!

Gotta give credit to: Enlightened Eating - Ruth Holme's Raw Food Journey and Recipes

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