I whipped up another interesting salad dressing/marinade this morning, using macadamia nuts (which I have never really used in recipes before). They are such a delicious and creamy nut, that I thought they would make a perfect base for a creamy salad dressing. Also, I have been wanting to make kale chips after my visit to Raw Aura (see post: i heart raw aura) and thought that this might also work as a marinade. Here is the recipe I experimented with:
1 cup macadamia nuts
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup hemp seeds
1/2 cup lime juice
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp Himalayan sea salt (pink)
additional 1/4 cup water or more if needed
Blend ingredients in a blender, adding in additional 1/4 cup water as you go along.
All in all, I found the dressing quite delicious, although be forewarned: this would be best suited for those with an affinity for sour tastes, as opposed to sweet.
For a more sweeter version, you could substitute some of the lime/lemon juice with a tablespoon of agave or more dates. Personally, if making this recipe again, I would experiment with the quantities of the 'sour' ingredients (lime juice, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar), perhaps reducing the lime juice to 2 tbsp etc.
I find the best thing about raw vegan salad dressings is that you can keep experimenting with different ingredients and quantities to suit your own personal preference. Try it for yourself :-) I will definitely keep you posted on the pending kale chips!