Creamy Orange Salad Dressing



Ingredients(Makes about 1 cup)

  • 1/2 cup soaked cashews (see note)
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 2-3 tsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard (can use 1 tsp if you love the flavor)
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • In a blender or with a immersion blender and deep cup, add all ingredients (starting with 2 tsp of maple syrup) and process until smooth and creamy. If using a high-powered blender, this will smooth out very quickly. If using a standard blender/immersion blender, it will take a few minutes of blending. Once smooth, taste, and sweeten/season to taste. Makes about 1 cup.
  • Cashews Note: I soak cashews in advance, in batches, as they take about 4 hours to soak through. But, once you have a large batch soaked, you can store them in the fridge – or better – the freezer. They can be used straight from the freezer in recipes!
  • Ideas: For adults, try this dressing massaged into a kale salad with avocado, mandarin segments, sliced green onions, and cubed avocado. Also, drizzle it over cooked quinoa or add a little fresh ginger and toss into rice noodles.


Recipe by Plant-Powered Kitchenat