Creamy Cashew Dressing

Take your salad, veggie-loaded buddha bowl or even roasted veggie game up a notch with this easy, Creamy Cashew Dressing. With only 5 ingredients, you can have a flavorful dressing in minutes. Makes about 1/2 cup in 5 minutes.

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I love a creamy dressing. If given the choice between a creamy dressing or vinaigrette, I’ll choose creamy every.single.time. I think it has something to do with the lettuce leaves and veggies coated in a thin layer of creamy dressing that does something for me.

Like this creamy cashew dressing for example.

I was working on a recipe that I wanted to drizzle a creamy, nutty dressing over top. Instead of reaching for peanut or almond butter, I grabbed cashew [which is basically the new PB incase you didn’t know 😉 ] and whipped this dressing up in no time.

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To make this creamy cashew dressing you will need; 1/4 cup creamy cashew butter, a clove of garlic, salt, olive oil and 1/2 a lime for some zip. Even if it is a sad, pathetic looking lime like mine is.

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To start, on a bowl, add the cashew butter and then the juice of 1/2 of that scraggily lime.

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Next, grate in a small clove of garlic and drizzle in a tablespoon of olive oil and season with a pinch kosher salt, to taste.

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Then stir until the dressing is smooth. Adding in a little hot/warm water until thinned out to a consistency you prefer.  You can always zap it in your microwave to thin it out a little bit more.

And that’s it my friends! Creamy, dreamy and SO darn delicious! Extremely EASY and ready to go in just a few minutes. Simply serve drizzled over your favorite salads or veggie-loaded buddha bowls and/or roasted veggies and dig in!

Other creamy nut and seed dressings include:

Golden Almond Butter Dressing

Honey Ginger Peanut Dressing

Lemon Tahini Dressing

Tahini Caesar Dressing

For more dressing recipes, be sure to check out my post featuring over 50 salad dressings and vinaigrette recipes!

Enjoy! And if you give this Creamy Cashew Dressing recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Yield: about 1/2 cup

Creamy Cashew Dressing

Take your salad, veggie-loaded buddha bowl or roasted veggie game up a notch with this easy, creamy cashew dressing. With only 5 ingredients, you can have a flavorful dressing in minutes. Makes about 1/2 cup in 5 minutes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup creamy cashew butter
  • juice of 1/2 a lime (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 small peeled garlic clove, finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons warm water

Instructions

In a medium bowl add the cashew butter, lime juice, garlic, olive oil and season with salt to taste.

Thin out with desired amount of warm water to your preferred consistency. Refrigerate leftovers in an air-tight container.

Feel free to zap the dressing in the microwave to thin it out more, if desired.

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