Today on the blog I’ll be keeping it short and sweet but with lots of yummy goodness in the form of three awesome condiments that will keep us all going through this late summer season. This is my creamy cashew dressing spiced with some of my favourite herbs for late summer which is awesome with any leafy green salads or drizzled over grilled lettuce which I’ll be showing you next week so stay tuned for that!
Cashews lend themselves so well to anything creamy and therefore I thought I must try to make a deliciously smooth dressing using them at some point. I’ve finally gotten around to it and the result is the herbed cashew dressing spiked with a little dijon mustard. It has a unique flavour where earthy meets herby spice and in my book it’s quite the match. Maybe this dressing isn’t the most kid friendly just as a heads up but I’d like to add that this recipe is completely customisable when it comes to flavour combinations. Remove the herbs and mustard I’ve chosen here and you’ve got a very simple base to add almost anything you can conjure up to and it will taste great.
I hope you’ll give this recipe a go and please check out my two other condiments going up here on the blog today which are a simple Oil-Free Green Pea Pesto as well as a Herbed Garlic Butter perfect for enjoying with grilled corn. Enjoy! x
CREAMY CASHEW DRESSING
MAKES: 1 1/4 cup / TIME: 10 min + soaking time
2/3 cup raw cashew nuts, soaked for roughly 8 hours
1/2 lemon, juice
1 small handful of fresh oregano
1 even smaller handful of fresh thyme
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup plant milk of your choice, I used oat milk
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tsp onion powder
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
Drain and rinse your soaked cashews and place them in a high speed blender along with all of the remaining ingredients.
Blend on high until smooth and creamy.
Place in the refrigerator to cool before serving with your favourite salads or grilled vegetables.
Keep in an air tight jar in the fridge for up to a week.