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Creamy Basil Dressing

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Creamy Basil Dressing

This Creamy Basil Dressing is great on salads and summer veggies!


  • 1c cashews, raw and unsalted
  • (water for soaking cashews)
  • 1/2 cup oat milk (can sub other unsweetened plant milk)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 1/2 T onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Cover the cashews with hot water and soak for 30min  Discard the soaking water (cashews can also soak overnight).
  2. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor — drained cashews, milk, oil, spices, basil leaves, nutritional yeast, and lemon juice.
  3. Blend on high for about 3 minutes until everything is creamy and smooth.  (You can add a little extra milk or olive oil to your tasting and consistency if needed).
  4. Store in an airtight container or mason jar in your refrigerator for 5-7 days.  The dressing with thicken slightly in the refrigerator.
  5. Enjoy!
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