Happy New Year everyone! Let’s start off the new year with some healthy and delicious meals. I’m always looking for oil-free dressings or dressings with little oil in them. Although this is oil-free, it is exploding with flavor. It is so easy to make if you have the ingredients on hand. Just stick everything in your high-speed blender (like a Vitamix or Blendtec) or in your food processor and in just a few minutes, you get a creamy, delicious dressing. You can also use this dressing with a variety of foods like salads, steamed veggies, veggie platters, or beans. I could just eat this by the spoonful, it’s that good! The beans make this dressing extra creamy. Kale Salad with Maple-Mustard Dressing
For the dressing:
1 cup cooked cannellini beans
2 Tbsp tahini
2 Tbsp stone-ground or Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
1-2 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce or tamari
1-2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
Zest and juice from 1 lemon
1/4 cup water
For the salad (can be customizable to your own liking):
To make the dressing, combine all ingredients into the blender or food processor and blend on high until smooth. Add more water as needed to achieve a smooth consistency.
Assemble the salad to your liking and pour the dressing over. Toss to combine.
(Recipe adapted from the Forks Over Knives cookbook)