Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Creamy Paleo Hemp Salad Dressing

I order hemp hearts in bulk from Amazon, because I love throwing them into smoothies and baking with them. I was geekily (is that a word?) excited when I stumbled upon this hemp salad dressing recipe on Oh She Glows, especially since I was already planning on roasting up some squash for dinner.

I followed Angela's advice to make the dressing earlier and give it a chance to thicken up. I made it in the afternoon and it had a really nice consistency by dinner. For the salad components I went with crispy roasted squash "croutons," chicken baked in leftover BBQ sauce, apple, avocado and sunflower seeds.

Paleo Creamy Hemp Salad Dressing
adapted from Oh She Glows

1/2 cup hulled hemp hearts
1/2 cup water
2 tbs. nutritional yeast
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 peeled garlic clove
salt, to taste

Mix all ingredients in a high-powered blender and process until smooth. Taste for seasoning and refrigerate until ready to use.

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