Frugal Foodie Friday: When reviewing Becoming Raw: The Essential Guide to Raw Vegan Diets (talk about a dense read!) I decided to give a couple of the recipes a go, including the Liquid Gold Salad Dressing. It was definitely unique. Not a blend I would have concocted if left to my own devices, yet it worked. It was surprisingly mellow compared to other vinaigrettes – lightly sweet, lightly savory, and lightly pungent. I'm not a big lemon juice fan, so I subbed the juice with apple cider vinegar (I actually think this may go better with the flavors) and did a little ratio adjusting.
Part of the point of this nutritious dressing is getting your Omega-3's, hence the hemp oil, hemp milk, and flaxseed. But, if hemp products aren't in your budget, you can use another good quality oil (even EVOO) and your favorite plain or unsweetened milk alternative.
Anyway, Becoming Raw is really about far more than recipes, it is a bible for anyone considering a partially or fully raw diet. You can read my full review of the book here on Go Dairy Free … but, how about that modified salad dressing recipe … hmmm? View the recipe on my personal recipe blog, One Frugal Foodie.