If you are serious about your health and are trying to eat more greens (salads, etc.), you are discovering that there are slim to no salad dressings you can buy that don’t have sugar or the wrong kind of oil, not to mention many ingredients you can’t even pronounce let alone know what they are and what they do to you. When you learn to make salad dressing yourself you will never even be tempted to go back to those bottles in the grocery store that you have been so used to using.
I will share some different ideas in the future blogposts about more salad dressings, but this one I share today is one of my absolute favorites! It has such good taste plus it is 100% fat free and sugar free!
To make this dressing you need a blender. Preferably a power blender like a VitaMix or a Blendtec.
I have a VitaMix Pro 500 and it has 3 programmed settings on it. That makes it easier because you don’t have to figure out how long to blend. But that is not an insurmountable obstacle if you don’t have this same blender. Here goes:
1 cup cold pure water
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (I use Braggs Organic)
1 thin slice of onion, peeled
3/8 cup of Agave Nectar ( 1/4 + 1’2 of that 1/4 again)
1 teaspoon of dry mustard
1 teaspoon salt (OHCS if you have it) (see 1 post back)
2 Tablespoon corn starch
1 Tablespoon poppyseeds
Place all the ingredients EXCEPT poppyseeds into the Blender container in the order listed and secure the top. Select Frozen Desserts Program (or turn on high for about 60-120 seconds until very well blended) Press start and allow the machine to complete the cycle unless you are doing it manually then follow directions in the ( ). Remove the lid and add the poppyseeds. Pulse blender until seeds are spread througout the liquid.
Pour into a 1 QT microwaveable bowl. Cook in microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir with a whisk to smooth out mixture and cook for 2 more minutes on high. Stir, put in pint jar or container and put in refrigerator for several hours to cool. Serve and enjoy! You will love this dressing!
Because you use Agave and not Stevia or any artificial sweetener it does not have any aftertaste, except YUMMY!!!