I'm going to be posting my Plant-Strong Tip #9 later today, but before I do, one HGK reader asked for the following recipe, which Chef Aj, the author of Unprocessed, generously provided. I haven't made the dressing yet, but I know that a lot of you are looking for no-oil salad dressings, and based on all of Chef A.j.'s other recipes, it's gotta be amazing!
Chef AJ's Husband's Favorite No-oil Dressing
1 cup of Balsalmic Vinegar (4% acidity preferred)*
4 Tablespoons of Nutritional Yeast
3 Tablespoons of low-sodium soy sauce, coconut aminos or tamari (Trader Joes brand has only 465 mg of sodium per tablespoons)
3 tablespoons of date syrup (or date equivalent) -could use maple syrup
1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon xantan gum
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend. Regfrigerate any unused portion.
*Using a good balsamic makes all the difference in this recipe.Most balsalmic vinegars have at least 6% acidity and they are very strong and sharp. Napa Valley Naturals Grand Reserve, available at Whole Foods has only 4% acidity and it is naturally sweeter and less sharp.