I was chatting with Laloofah and she mentioned walnut dressing and was kind enough to send me the recipe. After she mentioned it for the second time I knew I had to give it a try since we loved the okara miso pate she also recommended. Being me I didn’t follow the recipe but used it as a starting point. Combining an equal amount of walnuts and water in the blender produces a loves thick dressing. It reminded me very much the dressing that goes on peanut noodles so I went with that inspiration. If you haven’t tried making dressing with nuts you should. I had made dressing with raw cashews, macadamias and now walnuts. They have all been fabulous. Here is the Asian Walnut Dressing I am having on my salad today for lunch.
Asian Walnut DressingMakes 27 tablespoons
1 cup walnuts
1 cup water
1 or 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed
1 tablespoon liquid aminos
1 teaspoon onion flakes
½ teaspoon coriander seed (grind first if not using a high speed blender)
1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
½ inch fresh ginger, thinly sliced will help it break down in the blender without strings
Place everything in your blender and puree until completely smooth. The dressing will get thick and creamy.
Nutritional Information (per tablespoon):
Amount Per Serving
Calories - 29.31
Calories From Fat (81%) - 23.72
Total Fat - 2.84g
Saturated Fat - 0.27g
Cholesterol - 0mg
Sodium - 36.02mg
Potassium - 23.2mg
Total Carbohydrates - 0.81g
Fiber - 0.32g
Sugar - 0.15g
Protein - 0.69g
I know this is going to be making regular appearances at my house. I can imagine this not only salads but on other raw or lightly steamed veggies where you want an Asian flair.
This morning the sun is shining and the sky is mostly blue. I am going to out to see if my normal 1 mile route through the neighborhood is clear of snow and ice. It will be nice to take my exercise back outside after so long.
Tonight for dinner I am thinking summer rolls using some of this dressing for a dipping sauce. Now that I put that into print we will see if that nudges me to stay with the plan. ;)
I hope you are all having a fabulous day.
Lalo, keep those recipe ideas coming. You are batting 1000 at our house!