Close up kale salad in bowl with croutons and creamy cashew salad dressing.
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5 from 2 votes

Creamy Cashew Salad Dressing

You're going to want to put this garlicky dressing on everything. It stands up to massaged kale. It's great on romaine with croutons. Keep a batch in the refrigerator at all times, and watch as your salad intake increases. Makes about 3/4 cup of dressing.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time4 mins
Course: Dressing
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Keyword: dairy free, dip, gluten free, salad, side, vegetable
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 62kcal
Author: Cadry Nelson


  • 1/2 cup raw cashews*
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon tamari
  • 1 heaping Tablespoon fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 small clove garlic


  • Put all of the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.


The dressing will keep in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. It will continue to thicken over time. If necessary, thin the dressing with a splash of water.
*If not using a high speed blender, you'll need to soak the cashews in water ahead of time and drain them. I also give other suggestions in the body of the post.


Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 77mg | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.8mg