This is the fastest, most delicious homemade dressing I have yet to prepare in my life. This dressing has been a part of my life since my early high school days when I would throw it together in minutes as a spread to go in my veggie pita sandwiches with sliced avocado or I would toss it in my salads with my favorite salad ingredients. I knew it was only a matter of time before this recipe made its appearance on this blog and it’s about time that it did. For some reason yet to be completely figured out, I have not gotten sick of this salad dressing/sandwich spread recipe. Ever. I love it that much.
The best part of this recipe is that I don’t have to employ my beloved vitamix (it’s my staple high powered blender) to prepare it. All that is required (aside from the actual dressing ingredients) is a fork, a bowl and your arm and hand for mashing the ingredients with aforementioned fork in aforementioned bowl. It is just that easy.
This dressing might sound gross or unusual to some, but for those whom have been overtaken by skepticism that raw almond butter indeed combines well with low-sodium tomato sauce and vinegar, just try it, taste it, and decide for yourself. Our taste buds are subjective in their preferences, after all. My hope is that you will enjoy it as much as I do.
This recipe makes enough dressing for one large family-sized salad or two smaller salads:
1/2 cup low-sodium tomato sauce
1/3 cup raw almond butter
1 tablespoon Dr. Fuhrman’s black fig vinegar or balsamic vinegar
Mix well! The dressing is decently thick, so after pouring it on over my salad I actually cover the salad bowl with a sturdy plate or lid and shake the bowl to accomplish complete mixing of the dressing with the salad ingredients. It works every time. Some might like their dressing not as thick, in which case I would just recommend adding more tomato sauce. The amounts above are how I like the dressing.
As for my favorite salad ingredients, I am a big fan of chopping steamed broccoli and sautéed garlic and onions in my salads. I like to add crushed pieces of store bought kale chips to my salads too. The subtle sweetness of raisins goes great with this dressing and I am going through a long love affair with raw pumpkin seeds. I adore cherry tomatoes, red peppers, and shredded carrots too.
What are some of your favorite salad ingredients?