A good dressing can transform even the most basic of salads. This is particularly delicious with a range of roasted and cooled vegetables (sweet potatoes, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and even some roasted chickpeas) or with a very simple salad of a crispy lettuce like cos or romaine, red onions, bell peppers, and cucumber. It’s oil-free and with a good balance of sweet and umami to complement almost any savoury flavours or to cool down spicy food.
1/2 cup macadamia nuts, soaked in boiling water overnight, or boiled in a saucepan full of water for 15 minutes
1/4 cup plain all-plant (e.g. soy or coconut) yoghurt
1/4 cup all-plant milk
1/4 cup water
1 tsp suitable-for-vegans Dijon mustard
1 tsp white wine or cider vinegar
1 clove garlic
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
Drain the macadamia nuts and add to the blender with the other ingredients. Blend until smooth, adding a little extra water if needed to make the dressing smooth (this will depend on the speed of your blender).