Vegan cultured coconut milk dressing recipe

Tonight for dinner I made salad and it was all my husband’s idea. Yes my meat loving husband wanted salad for dinner, my eyes light up when I heard this.  We are going skiing in a few weeks so he has been exercising and eating lighter dinners to gear up for it.

Needless to say I was more than happy to make a salad tonight. Everybody knows I love eating salads, I eat them all the time. I enjoy eating simple salads with only a few ingredients, but sometimes more is better. Especially when I’m trying to impress my husband with my delicious raw food creations.

large bowl of greens

The key to a good salad is mixing up different textures and flavors. My salad tonight started out like any other, with a large bowl of mixed greens as the base.

vegetables

To that I added an assortment of vegetables.

This is the important part; the vegetables need to be all cut differently so you get a variety of textures with every bite. I cut the tomatoes in half, the cucumbers on a diagonal,the radishes with a vegetable peeler, the snap peas in julienne strips and the cauliflower in small pieces.

Sliced, diced and peeled

All mixed together

salad

Now for the Vegan cultured coconut milk dressing

This dressing is really creamy and tangy, almost like a buttermilk dressing but without the dairy. It’s hard to believe it’s vegan and It’s all because of this baby.

cultured coconut milk

Yesterday while I was at Whole Foods I picked up some cultured coconut milk. I’m pretty sure it’s a new product, because that was the first time I saw it and I’m at Whole Foods everyday. Yes I’m one of those people who shops there everyday. Anyway here is the dressing recipe.

Vegan Cultured Coconut Dressing

1/2 Cup pine nuts

1/4 Cup So Delicious plain cultured coconut milk

3 Tablespoons lemon juice

1 Tablespoon raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar

1 Garlic clove, crushed

Sea salt to taste

1/2 Teaspoon Dijon mustard (optional)

Blend everything in blender. I used a Vitamix and it blended up very smoothly, you may need to add more water if you are using a regular blender.

finished product

Every bite was delicious, and I’m not just saying that because I made it. My husband said it was really good too, and he never says that about salads. Try this you will love it.

  • http://motherchuckler.weebly.com/ LM

    Have this book marked! I’ve given up dairy for 30days and miss my creamy ranch (although I would water it down). Thought I could use my coconut milk!

  • http://www.jlgoesvegan.com JL Goes Vegan

    Oh my goodness, that dressing sounds ridiculously good! I hope I have some pine nuts…might make it tonight!

    • http://exfoodie.com/ Neven

      Thank you, I hope you try it and thanks for stopping by.

  • http://www.jlgoesvegan.com JL Goes Vegan

    Oh my goodness, that dressing sounds ridiculously good! I hope I have some pine nuts…might make it tonight!

    • Neven Jones

      Thank you, I’m glad you stopped by.

    • http://exfoodie.com/ Neven

      Thank you, I hope you try it and thanks for stopping by.

  • http://crabbyvegan.blogspot.com/ Brian

    yet another reason for the vitamix. i do miss “creamy” dressings :)

    • http://exfoodie.com/ Neven

      Creamy dressings make salads more filling and delicious.

  • http://crabbyvegan.blogspot.com/ Brian

    yet another reason for the vitamix. i do miss “creamy” dressings :)

    • http://exfoodie.com/ Neven

      Creamy dressings make salads more filling and delicious.

  • http://glutenfreesleuth.blogspot.com Becky

    This makes me very happy. I have been trying to come up with a creamy, gluten/dairy/egg/soy-free dressing for a long time. You have done it and it is way healthy to boot!

    • http://exfoodie.com/ Neven

      Thank you, I try really hard to limit my soy intake.

  • Celine

    I discovered So Delicious cultured coconut milk about a year ago, (they were called “kefir” back then) and have found the vanilla and strawberry flavors a tasty way to get some healthy probiotics into my family’s diet. But using the original to make salad dressing? That’s a stroke of genius, and I can’t wait to try this recipe! Thank you for sharing.

    • http://exfoodie.com/ Neven

      That’s so nice of you to say. I think the plain would be great in a smoothie as well.

  • http://bittsblog.blogspot.com bitt

    That does sound good. And I have a coupon for that, but I haven’t seen it anywhere. If I see it, I’ll make this dressing. I like cultured food.

    • http://exfoodie.com/ Neven

      I really like cultured foods too, I try to slip them when I can.

  • http://bittsblog.blogspot.com bitt

    That does sound good. And I have a coupon for that, but I haven’t seen it anywhere. If I see it, I’ll make this dressing. I like cultured food.

    • http://exfoodie.com/ Neven

      I really like cultured foods too, I try to slip them in when I can.

  • http://exfoodie.com/ Neven

    Thank you, I try really hard to limit my soy intake.

  • http://exfoodie.com/ Neven

    That’s so nice of you to say. I think the plain would be great in a smoothie as well.