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Quick and Yummy Salad Dressing
Posted by: trox ()
Date: March 23, 2011 05:34PM

I just whipped this up over a salad with spinach, raddish, cucumber, red bell, carrot, raisins and sunflower seeds.

In a personal blender, mix 2 tablespoons of pine nuts, juice of half a lemon, 1 teaspoon agave, 1 and a half inch peeled chunk of cucumber, teeny tiny pinch of cayenne and some oil for consistency.

Yum.

Good Vibrations,
Trox

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Re: Quick and Yummy Salad Dressing
Posted by: banana who ()
Date: March 24, 2011 03:09PM

That sounds yummy! Couple of questions: 'personal blender,' as in mini blender? What brand are you using? And pine nuts: at my produce market they keep them behind the customer service desk because they are so expensive! Are you able to get raw ones and how much do they go per pound?

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Re: Quick and Yummy Salad Dressing
Posted by: Curator ()
Date: March 24, 2011 05:16PM

Pistachios often make a decent alternative to pine nuts...they arent quite the same, but usually much cheaper... btw recipe does sound yummysmiling smiley

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Re: Quick and Yummy Salad Dressing
Posted by: trox ()
Date: March 24, 2011 08:26PM

@BW, the pine nuts here are expensive, but you don't need that much to make the dressing. And it is super delish. You may be able to substitue a spoon full of hemp seeds instead?

My personal blender is a tribest. I love this thing! I bought it on Amazon for about $40? I think and it is perfect for throwing together smoothie ingredients in the mornings so I can take it to work or making salad dressings. I can not stress how much I love this product! The one I ordered comes with a grinder which is GREAT for flax seeds or other seeds. I use it to grind up my sunflower seeds before I make pate.

I usually do a sweeter salad dressing, but I wanted to experiment and try something to match the all veggie mood of my salad. This dressing did the trick. smiling smiley

Good Vibrations,
Trox

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Re: Quick and Yummy Salad Dressing
Posted by: Jgunn ()
Date: March 25, 2011 04:25AM

i would replace the agave with blended dates (just blend a bit of water in the witth dates so its not so thick) they give a really nice sweet taste adn are unprocessed smiling smiley

...Jodi, the banana eating buddhist

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Re: Quick and Yummy Salad Dressing
Posted by: banana who ()
Date: March 25, 2011 03:44PM

I was thinking about getting one of those, Trox. Do you ever make smoothies with it? I am wondering about its durability.

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Re: Quick and Yummy Salad Dressing
Posted by: trox ()
Date: March 28, 2011 06:50PM

@BW-yea...I make green smoothies ALL the time with it! I probably use it four or five times a week. My smoothies usually contain frozen fruit, spinach, chia seeds, hemp seed and some agave nectar or stevia. The Tribest blends it all wonderfully. I do stop blending and shake it up just to make sure every last pieces gets homogenized.

I recommend it without hesitation.

Good Vibrations,
Trox

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