DRESSING OF NUTS OR OILY SEEDS

Full-bodied condiments that bind and enhance every ingredient in simple or compound salads.

WHICH NUTS AND OIL SEEDS SERVE FOR OUR CONDIMENTS?

NUTS ◇ cashew nuts ◇ peanuts (actually they belong to the legume family) ◇ almonds ◇ walnuts ◇ brazil nuts ◇ macadamia nuts ◇ pecans ◇ hazelnuts ◇ pine nuts ◇ pistachios ◇
OIL SEEDS ◇ hemp ◇ sunflower ◇ sesame ◇ pumpkin ◇

HOW TO PREPARE THE DRESSING

HAND PREPARATION WITH CREAM OF SEEDS OR OILY FRUITS ALREADY READY

Ingredients for 2 people:

    • 2,5 tablespoons of 100% non-roasted nuts / oilseed cream, free from sugars or other additives
    • 30 ml of water
    • 1 tablespoon of vinegar or citrus juice
    • 1/4 teaspoon of salt (optional).

◇  With a fork, mix the salt in the acidic part, in this way you will be sure that it will melt completely and spread evenly over all the ingredients of the salad.
◇  Gradually add the rest of the ingredients by mixing well.
◇  Now you can pour the dressing on the salad.
◇  Season, at the last minute, salads with tender leaflets that would become impregnated and become flabby.

PREPARATION WITH MIXER OR BLENDER AND SEEDS OR WHOLE OILY FRUITS

Ingredients for 2 people:

    • 30 g of whole nuts or oil seeds soaked and drained soak and drained
    • 30 ml of water
    • 1 tablespoon of vinegar or citrus juice
    • 1/4 teaspoon of salt (optional).

◇  Pour the oily seeds or nuts already soaked, drained, washed very well and the rest of the ingredients in a mixer / blender and blend until smooth.
◇  Now you can pour the dressing on the salad.
◇  Season, at the last minute, salads with tender leaflets that would become impregnated and become flabby.

FLAVORING

To make the sauce more greedy and add a greater complexity of tastes, you can add other ingredients:

Jams Unsweetened

Flavor the condiments and replace the aromas of fruit vinegars:

    • Choose 100% unsweetened fruit jams, the dose that I recommend adding to the base emulsion is indicative, it can vary according to the taste of the ingredients in the salad to be seasoned:

1/2 tablespoon jam

Paste of Dried Fruit

Flavor the condiments and replace the aromas of fruit vinegars:

    • Prepare it at home with the fruit you prefer, here is the link of my recipe “Paste of dried fruit” . The dose that I suggest you add to the basic emulsion is indicative, it can vary according to the taste of the ingredients present in the salad to be seasoned:

1/2 tablespoon of paste of dried fruit

Juice of Agave and Maple

Flavor the condiments and replace the aromas of fruit vinegars:

    • They have a fluid consistency, the dose that I recommend adding to the base emulsion is indicative, it can vary according to the taste of the ingredients present in the salad to be seasoned:

1/4 tablespoon agave juice or maple juice

Honey

Flavor condiments and replace aromas of honey vinegar:

    • It has a more viscous consistency, the dose that I recommend adding to the base emulsion is indicative, it can vary according to the taste of the ingredients present in the salad to be seasoned:

1/2 teaspoon honey

Miso

    • The miso, gives the “umami” taste to the emulsions:

 the salt is replaced with 1 teaspoon of miso

Herbs

Smoothies with the rest of the ingredients:

    • Soft-stemmed herbs (basil, chives, parsley, mint, coriander, dill) to be added just before serving the salad
    • Hard-stemmed herbs (sage, rosemary, oregano, thyme) should be allowed to be infused with all the seasoning ingredients for an hour or more.

 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh herbs

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Sauces

By adding ready-made sauces like mustard:

 1 teaspoon of mustard

Here, find the raw mustard recipe, to be prepared at home in just a few steps.

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