Recipe: Creamy Basil Dressing

February 10, 2009 at 2:09 am 5 comments


One of our top  50 recipes from The Most Remarkable Vegan Recipe Contest.

Creamy Basil Dressing
Ashley Bruce, Scottsdale  AZ

3 cups  15 minutes prep
1 bunch basil chopped
1 cup macadamia nuts soaked for 3 hours
3/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup flax oil
5 cloves garlic  minced or pressed
3/4 cup lemon or lime  juice
1/4 Bragg’s  Aminos, shoyu or tamari
1/8 ­- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/8 ­- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1. Soak nuts and set aside  for 3­ to 4 hours.

2. Place  macadamia  nuts  in a blender and pulverize until  finely ground. Add spices and  blend a
little  more. Finally add remaining ingredients and blend until creamy green and almost  frothy. Play  with
the spices to create the taste you prefer.

Good on salad rice  noodles or as a dip. Some  might prefer to use pine nuts or walnuts rather than
macadamia  nuts.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nessy  |  February 10, 2009 at 3:05 am

    Yummm! Can’t wait to try this.

  • 2. chad  |  April 30, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    A quick question: The directions call for adding spices to the pulverized macadamia nuts once they are pulverized. Then, it reads to “add all the spices and blend until creamy green and almost frothy.” Which spices are added first? The dry spices?

  • 3. blossominglotus  |  April 30, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    HI Chad,
    Good catch. I rewrote the recipe so it is more clear. Thanks!

  • 4. Holly  |  October 6, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    It says to soak nuts and set aside for 34 hours, do you mean 3-4?

    • 5. kalalea  |  October 7, 2009 at 3:42 am

      Thanks for catching the omission. It should be 3 to 4 hours. It now reads correctly.


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