Whenever I make a salad, I first think about the dressing. Since adopting a plant-based diet, I’m somewhat of a mad scientist in the kitchen. My goal, of course, is to create tasty oil-free dressings, like my almond butter dressing. Regardless of the healthy ingredients in salads, eating a dressing high in fat can ruin attempting to eating healthily. My almond butter dressing recipe is delicious, oil-free, and can also be used as a dip or stir fry sauce.
PEANUT BUTTER VS ALMOND BUTTER? WHAT’S THE STORY?
While both almond butter and peanut butter are high in monounsaturated fats, almond butter has slightly less saturated fat than peanut butter (and it’s lower in sodium). In other words, almond butter is actually more healthy than eating peanut butter.
- Rich in healthy fats
- High in Vitamin E and Magnesium
- Helps people lose weight
- Iron and fiber are high
- Reduces heart disease
- Almond butter has 300 fewer calories than peanut butter per cup
- Healthy protein
Even though many people avoid nuts because they are high in fat, almond butter dressing only has 1/4 cup of almond butter in the recipe.
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE NEED TO MAKE CREAMY ALMOND BUTTER DRESSING?
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 Tablespoon soy sauce or Tamari
- 1 Tablespoon minced fresh ginger
- 1 Tablespoon white or yellow miso
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1-2 teaspoons sriracha or to taste (sriracha is spicy, so taste before you add the second teaspoon)
- Pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup water (add more if you want it thinner)
In order to make creamy almond butter dressing, all you need is a high-speed blender. Once blended, almond butter dressing can be used for a variety of recipes.
WHAT RECIPES WORK WELL WITH ALMOND BUTTER DRESSING RECIPE?
When considering what recipes go well with almond butter dressing, I always focus on the ingredients in the dish I plan to dress. For instance, the use of soy, ginger, and miso are flavors in Asian dishes.
Whatever you want to dip, dress or stir fry is perfect with almond butter dressing. So, don’t be afraid it healthy dip!