Wednesday, November 10, 2010

hippie salad dressing

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Annie has been asking me to keep an eye out for one of her favorite boughten salad dressings, Annie's Woodstock Dressing. I found it at our grocery store--its label has changed, so Annie must not have recognized it--and was shocked to see that it cost $4.69 for a tiny eight ounce bottle. It's only $3.39 if you buy it directly from Annie's, but I'm sure she charges enough for shipping that you wouldn't save any money. I make my own Goddess Dressing all the time, so I was sure I could make I decent version of Annie's favorite.

I pretty much copied the ingredients off of the label, leaving out the xanthan gum, and I think it turned out very well. Annie's version has little lumps of sundried tomato--if those are crucial to your enjoyment of this dressing, you could reduce the amount of tomato paste and, after whizzing the dressing with your blender, mix in a dried tomato rehydrated in warm water and chopped up into tiny bits.

I used some of this dressing to make a nice cruciferous salad for my work lunch--I just mixed it with some thinly sliced kale, savoy cabbage, green onion, and celery, and let it get nice and limp.

EZ Woodstock Dressing

makes a little more than 8 ounces

1/2C oil of your choice
2T tahini
2T soy sauce
4 1/2T apple cider vinegar*
2T nutritional yeast
2T tomato paste
2 cloves garlic

Blend everything till smooth.

*Really! 1/4C wasn't quite sour enough, and 5T was a little too sour.

Kale salad