Cashew Mint Dressing 8.000

Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post

Weeknight Vegetarian Jul 9, 2014

Use this dairy-free dressing, a beautiful shade of pale green, on salad greens or summer vegetables.

You'll need a blender to make this; using a food processor might result in a dressing that's chunky or not quite emulsified.

Make Ahead: The dressing can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.


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Tested size: 8 servings; makes about 1 cup

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt, plus more to taste


Combine the cashews, mint, vinegar, water, honey and 1/4 teaspoon of salt in a blender; puree until creamy and smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the blender jar as needed.

Taste, and add salt if needed. Transfer to a container with a tight-fitting lid; use right away, or refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

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Recipe Source

From Food editor Joe Yonan, author of Eat Your Vegetables: Bold Recipes for the Single Cook.

Tested by Joe Yonan.

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