TGIF! So happy the weekend is finally here and we’re getting ready to sneak out for dinner even though this little guy would like us to stay parked on the couch!
I had another vegan dilemma last night, I wanted to go to the farmer’s market, but had plenty of veggies to eat in our garden and we got a farm box. I just couldn’t justify buying more and ended up raiding the garden of corn, tomatoes, and white cucumbers to make a salad.
And I couldn’t wait to use these gorgeous tomatoes we received in the farm box.
I threw together an interesting salad with the veggies.
And created a hemp seed dressing with a little kick to go with the salad.
Fiery Red Pepper Dressing
- 1 cup shelled hemp seeds
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 10 fresh basil leaves
- 1/8 tsp. cayenne
- 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1/2 cup of water
- salt to taste
Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend to a smooth and creamy texture. Serve as a salad dressing, dip, or spread. Makes 4 servings.
The texture is smooth and creamy, perfect for crisp veggies. I coated a large salad serving with it and topped with more nutritional yeast because sometimes you just can’t have enough. :-)
The dressing is a little spicy, it has some heat from the cayenne which I liked. But you can reduce of leave out the cayenne to reduce the heat. It also has a savory and tangy flavor with a great blend of basil and pepper.