Wednesday, October 21, 2009

sweet pea salad dressing

Ingredients for 1 large serving (full meal) or two small:
1 cup frozen sweet peas
0.5-1 oz raw pecans and/or seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, flax, hemp)
1 Tbsp D'Angou Pear vinegar or other favorite flavored vinegar
juice of 1 small lime or 1/2 large (or 1 whole one, if you like them)
2 oranges, peeled, remove seeds, or 2/3 cup orange juice

Thaw the peas a bit in the microwave (30 sec) if you want. Blend everything in a blender. This is really easy to make and I think it tastes great. I eat the whole recipe if the salad is the main course. Use as few or many nuts as your diet allows (e.g., 1/2 oz if trying to lose weight).

Dec. 2, 2009: I used fresh pomegranate juice instead of orange juice, and more seeds (flax and hemp) and fewer pecans. It was great.
Dec. 3, 2009: I added a small mango and small pear in place of the juice (but added 2 oz of orange juice to thin it out). yummy!
Dec. 17, 2009: I used half an avocado instead of the nuts & seeds. and mandarin oranges instead of juice. here's a picture of this super easy variation before blending (peas, oranges avocado and a little flavored vinegar):


Darryl said...

Thanks for posting that sweet pea dressing! It's a smash hit in our house. It also works great as a sauce on steamed veggies. I make a double batch with 1 oz pecans and 1/2 oz hempseed, and only one T of D'Angou--- it's strong!

kneecap said...

Hi Darryl,

Well, this dressing was definitely inspired by some of yours, with the pecans and lime. I'm looking forward to making some more tomorrow!


Rex said...

A few years later... I just found this as I was searching for a green pea based salad dressing. I used Pumpkin Seeds, and only a tiny bit of Raw Apple Cider Vinegar. Was great! Thanks for posting!

kneecap said...

I haven't made this in a few years myself!