Monday, February 16, 2015

Raw Sweet Onion Salad dressing

We eat about 1/2 pound of greens per day so always looking for good low fat salad dressings.
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Taking heed to her tip of it being too strong, we instead reduce the sweet onion to 1/2 cup instead of an entire cup and doubled the cucumber. The dressing is very smooth and taste delicious.

(Oil Free) No Fat Raw Vegan Sweet Onion Salad Dressing

 Makes about 1 1/2 cups of dressing (with our changes it made ~ 3 cups)
5-6 tbsp of apple cider vinegar (1/3 cup)
1 cup peeled cucumber, chopped (2 cups)
1 clove of garlic
1 cup of sweet vidalia onion, diced (we reduced to 1/2 cup)
8 small dates, pitted
(we added 1/2 cup of crispie pumpkin seeds)
1/4 tsp salt
pepper to taste
2+ tbsp water (to blend or thin as necessary, we added 1/3 cup)
1. Place ingredients into a Vitamix or food processor and blend until smooth.
2. Taste test and adjust seasonings if desired.
3. Serve over green salad and refrigerate any leftovers.
To make the onion flavour more mild, you can chop the onion in advance and let it sit out or in the fridge and oxidize so that some of the strong oils dissipate and it won’t be as intense.
This is a dressing I would use in smaller quantities because of the bite. I wouldn’t make an entire family sized salad with it, and eat it myself. It might sting your tongue a little if you eat the whole recipe in one meal. Side salads or a medium sized salad would be best with this recipe.

Nutritional information: serves 8
Calories: 70
Carbs: 20 g
Fat: 0 g
Fiber: 2 g
Protein: 1 g

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