A quick easy salad dressings that’s nutritionist approved, vegan, dairy & gluten-free, nutritious, made of whole foods and delicious.
Quick and easy salad dressings
Salad used to be a dirty word for me. It was the days of the iceberg lettuce, halved cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber and red onion smothered in some sort of vinaigrette.
You know – the type of salad you used to get on the side – probably still do at some – when you order fish and chips (or pretty much any meal) at a surf club.
I was not a fan. Yep, I’d ask for ‘fish and chips, no salad.’
I’ve come a long way from those humble days (listen more about my food journey here) of painfully fussy eating. My name is Claire and I eat salad.
Good salad though. Salad with quick easy salad dressing. It took me a long time to realise that there were other salads out there.
There was a whole world of salads out there some of which – shock horror – don’t even have lettuce in them!
Like most times I discover a new food group out of my very restricted childhood fussy-eating approved list, I felt like I’d been missing out on what was such an easy, delicious (who’d have thought) and nutritious meal.
If you have a food processor or Thermomix, a salad can be as easy as throwing a few roughly chopped veggies and some extra flavours in, hitting whiz – not for too long, no one likes salad puree – and voila!
You might also like my healthy potato salad recipe.
Or, you can now get a pretty good range of salad base mixes from the supermarket. I’m rather a fan of the kaleslaw mix (just ditch the pre-made dressing).
Be gone with you low-fat mayo dressing. See ya Paul Newman. We don’t need you anymore because dressing is as easy as throwing a few ingredients in a jar, giving it a shake and pouring it over your fresh salad.
A special treat
I’ve got a special treat for you today – a quick, seriously delicious but most of all – nutritious – salad dressing from my friend Shannon – Nutritionist and Naturopath from Mums and Bubs Nutritionist. Grab a packet of kaleslaw mix at the supermarket, toss out the dressing that comes with it and whip up a batch of Shannon’s dressing.
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- ¾ cup raw cashews
- ¼ cup tahini
- 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2½ tbsp apple cider vinegar (with mother)
- 1 pinch of pink salt
- 2 tbsp dijon mustard
- Place all the dressing ingredients in a food processor with a generous splash of filtered water and blend