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Old 07-15-2009, 06:40 AM
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Chia House Dressing

I've been meaning to share this chia variation of my house dressing recipe for a while, but felt it still needed a bit of tweaking. I think I got it down pat, but please feel free to let me know what you think or share any suggestion as to how to improve it.

Chia House Dressing

Yields about 3 cups

2 tbs chia seeds
1/4 medium avocado
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tbs apple cider vinegar
3 tbs sesame seeds or tahini
1 tbs tamari or nama shoyu
1 tbs honey or agave
1 1 /2 tsp sea salt
2 or 3 garlic cloves
1 cup + 1 tbs water (or more, depending on the fat content of your avo)

Place all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. You may need to scrape down the sides a bit for those elusive little chia seeds.

Enjoy on your favorite bed of greens!

Dill Variation:
Add a generous 1/4 cup of fresh dill at the end and pulse gently only to break down.
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Old 08-06-2009, 12:47 PM
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I made this last night for today's lunch salad (and beyond). I went a little conservative on the garlic (only 1 clove), but otherwise followed everything else (oh, added a few grinds of black pepper). For dressings, I usually just throw things in the blender until they taste good, so this was a departure for me. Ha ha.

This is a really nicely balanced dressing -- it has a great creamy texture and is not too tart. I might be brave and go for another clove of garlic next time and maybe add some mustard. I like that it's creamy without using nuts, and if I'm ever out of avocado (as if! ha!), I'll probably just make up for it with some zucchini. I bet it would be good with a few additions of herbs and stuff as an Alfredo-style pasta sauce.

Yummy! Good stuff!

P.S. I'm officially obsessed with chia seeds now!
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:46 PM
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Hmmmm, I keep most of these ingredients arount except chia seeds...must buy some and try this
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Yummy! I love this dressing... when I make it I just want to eat salad all the time because it is so good. My sister, mom and friend love it too...

Thanks Carmi!!!
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