A good oil-free, vegan, nutritarian salad dressing recipe is worth its weight in gold! Especially after over 2 1/2 years on Dr. Fuhrman’s Eat to Live, nutritarian program.
This walnut vinaigrette recipe from Dr. Fuhrman’s latest book, The End of Dieting, is now my go-to salad dressing that packs a lot of flavor and creaminess in a very nutrient-dense punch!
If you have a high speed blender (who am I kidding, I think we all have one by now) and a few pantry staples, you can get your nutritarian salad dressing game on point!
Hold on. Let’s stop right now and talk about walnuts.
If you’re too busy for the science-y stuff just scroll down to get the recipe (I won’t tell)!
Walnuts Will Rock Your Nutritarian World!
Before becoming nutritarian, I relegated walnuts to the back-up nuts that I chopped up and added to my grandmother’s famous Butterball Christmas cookies when I ran out of pecans. Boy, was I missing the boat.
According to Dr. Fuhrman’s, The End of Dieting, numerous studies have shown that people who eat walnuts regularly have half the heart disease rates of those who rarely eat them. Even the smallest amount of these wonder-nuts (okay, that sounds funny) added to your diet can have heart-protective benefits.
Walnuts are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids. You know that fat that everybody needs and every product claims to have! Well, we need them for our heart and brain function (kinda important). So, you can ditch the fish oil supplements and reach for some walnuts instead!
But, by far, the most beautiful thing about walnuts is the fact that they allow more fat to pass through our (TMI alert) stool! That means if you’re eating them with let’s say avocados, your body is going to absorb less of the fat from those avocados! Can I get an a-men?!
Before you go running to the closest Panda Express and order up some Honey Walnut Prawns, remember that the key to getting the most nutrients from nuts and seeds is to eat them raw, and sparingly.
Buzz kill, I know!
No-Oil Walnut Vinaigrette Dressing
Maximize your salad with this oil-free, vegan salad dressing recipe from Dr. Fuhrman’s latest book, The End of Dieting! Made creamy with good-for-you walnuts and sweetened with raisins, this is going to be your new favorite nutritarian dressing recipe!
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinager
- 1/4 cup walnuts
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1 clove garlic or sub 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1/4 tsp dried thyme
Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth.
Adapted from The End of Dieting by Dr. Joel Fuhmran.
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