Alive in 5 Raw Mind-Blowing Vegan Dressing

May 4, 2011 by Keri

After reading Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr, I became more enthusiastic about raw foods. And while I know how to make the raw food basics, I wanted to get myself into a raw food cookbook or two to see what those creative raw food authors had come up with. Now, my first instinct was to run out to Barnes & Noble and grab one of those shiny new Ani Phyo books I’ve been eying, but following my own advice, I dug out one of the Book Publishing Company raw vegan cookbooks I already own and had yet to really uncook from.

I cracked open Alive in 5 by Angela Elliott and chose three recipes to make right away: Broccoli in Cheese Sauce (page 90), Mind-Blowing Dressing (page 73), and Lemon Pudding (page 113). Unfortunately, I didn’t take any photos that night (these dressing photos are actually the Hemp Maple Dijon Dressing from the May IET newsletter, but hey, dressings kind of all look alike…), but I just have to make the Broccoli in Cheese Sauce again and take photos to share; it’s phenomenal! As for the Mind-Blowing Dressing, it’s definitely one of my new favorites. It’s quick, so easy, and calls for ingredients I always have on hand. And with thanks to BPC, I can share the recipe with you. Try it for yourself!

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Alive in 5 Raw Mind-Blowing Vegan Dressing Alive in 5 Raw Mind-Blowing Vegan Dressing
May 4, 2011 Vegan

This amazing vegan dressing from Alive in 5 lives up to it's name with a combination of fragrant herbs and tangy lemon juice that will compliment nearly any salad you can dream up. Pop this dressing in the freezer for awhile to enjoy a buttery herb spread or use it to marinate sun-dried tomatoes and mushrooms.

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Yield: 1 Jar of Dressing, Serves 3
4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Combine all the ingredients in a jar. Seal tightly, and shake until well blended.

Vegan Salad Recipes

If you’re interested in raw foods but have concerns over time-consuming raw recipes, I highly recommend Alive in 5. It’s a collection of 5 minute delicious gourmet raw vegan recipes that are perfect for everyday meals, no matter how late you’re running. Delicious!

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  1. I have Ani Phyo’s book Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen and love it. The recipes she shares and quick and easy (seriously, if I’m willing to try them, they’re easy). I also find her approach to eating raw very friendly and accessible. Our favorite recipe so far is the strawberry shakes and the cauliflower miso mash.

  2. bitt says:

    I have that book! I will have to try that one, but I don’t use garlic. I wonder how it would be without it. Online dressings:

  3. This dressing look great. Next time I am preparing a salad it will be with this dressing for sure 🙂