Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Wowy Zowy Almond Ginger Dressing

I have found a new favorite salad dressing. It is so very yummy! You've got to try it! Nothing from the store shelf compares in nutrition or taste. And it is free of MSG and preservatives and other chemicals. Recent dinner guests were so excited about this dressing.

Wowy Zowy Almond Ginger Dressing

3/4 cup raw almonds
1 cup water
the juice of one fresh lemon (the bottled stuff isn't near as good, really)
1/2 to 1 t. salt
2 t honey or other sweetener (optional)
1 large clove raw garlic
1/4 cup raw onion or about 1 T onion powder
1 TBSP fresh ginger (powdered won't work)

Put this into your Vita Mix or food processor and blend until smooth.

Note: About the ginger. Buy a piece at the supermarket. Wash it carefully. Cut off any bad spots. Then cut it into little chunks. Yes, leave the skin on. There is nothing wrong with it and you won't know it is there when it is blended up. Put the ginger in a little bag and throw them in the freezer. Then when you are ready for dressing, pull out what looks to be about 1 TBSP and blend it up. Exact amounts aren't that important. You will always have ginger ready, and won't have any rotting in the back of the fridge.

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