The Goddess dressing is made entirely without oil or sugar, and the combination of Goddess Dressing with cooked beets is amazing!
1 Cup of raw sunflower seeds, sesame seeds or cashews
2 medium cloves of garlic peeled
2 cups of water
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
3 TBS lemon juice
3 TBS organic tamari or 1 tsp salt
1-2 TBS onion powder
Place the seeds or cashews, garlic and half of the water into a powerful blender and blend until creamy. Then add the remaining water and other ingredients and continue processing until extremely well blended. Store leftover dressing in a glass jar in the refrigerator. Keeps for at least a week.
As an optional variation -- you can also add about 1/2 tsp of guar gum and another half to three quarters cup of water. The guar gum makes it thicker and creamier and helps it to store better -- (which is why you need to add more water -- but this has the effect of reducing the fat content as well for those who might wish to do that.) Here is another salad dressing that I demonstrated too:
Lemon Basil Dressing:
2 TBS lemon juice
2 TBS balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup almonds
1/4 cup raisins
1/3 cup packed fresh basil
1 tsp dijon mustart
1 clove garlic
Put all ingredients into a blender and process well, serve over a bed of lettuce or as a dip for vegetables.