Apple Cider Dressing is a sweet, slightly creamy dressing that’s a perfect accompaniment to other lightly flavored fruits and greens. We love it on Napa Cabbage and Jicama Slaw, our everyday salad of romaine lettuce and apples, and on freshly cut fruit. It’s light and refreshing. The tiny chia seeds add a spark of speckled interest. You can easily increase the creaminess by adding more walnuts to the blend, if you like. This recipe makes enough to almost fill a one-quart mason jar. That’s how I store it in the fridge for the week.
- 1 cup - walnuts
- 2 cups - apple cider
- 2 Tbs - agave nectar
- 1/4 cup - chia seeds
- Blend the walnuts in a food processor or blender until they reach a fine crumb. Scrape down the sides of the container if needed. Blend again while slowly pouring in the apple cider.
- Pour the blend into a mixing bowl, and whisk in the agave nectar and chia seeds until well incorporated.
I find that my high-powered blender makes an even creamier version of this dressing than does my food processor. My food processor leaves tiny bits of unblended walnuts in the dressing. My high-powered blender creams it all. I like both. It just depends on what I'm in the mood for.
Nutrition (per serving): 104 calories, 38% calories from carbohydrates, 7% calories from protein, 55% calories from fat, 2.3g fiber.