Simple and healthy eating is the cornerstone of all that we do and believe in here at Ezra Cohen Montreal, so it should come as no surprise that we appreciate a great salad. And what does a great salad need? Well, aside from fresh veggies and fruits, dark leafy greens, and a nice crunch, the perfect salad needs a super flavorful dressing—and this one, made with our Natural Almond butter, definitely does not disappoint!
Nut butters lend themselves extremely well to salad dressings since they’re inherently rich and creamy. With the addition of just a few extra simple ingredients (and plenty of room for improvisation), you can create a delicious and healthy dressing in just a couple of minutes. Here’s how to do it.
Almond Butter Salad Dressing with Garlic and Lime
You’ll only need a few fresh ingredients for this addictive dressing:
3 tbsp Ezra Cohen Montreal Natural Almond Butter
4 tbsp avocado oil (or olive oil)
Juice and zest of one lime
1 small clove of garlic, minced very finely
¼ cup of filtered water
Pinch of salt and pepper
To make your almond butter dressing, combine all ingredients and blend (yep, it’s that simple!). You can whisk it all together in a bowl, throw into the blender or food processor and pulse, or add all of the ingredients to a mason jar and shake vigorously. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Want to mix it up? There are plenty of ways that you can adjust this dressing for different flavor profiles. For example, add in 1/3 cup of finely minced herbs (cilantro or parsley are both great choices), swap out the lime for a lemon, or give it a kick with a ½ teaspoon of sriracha. You can also use a different nut butter, such as our Natural Cashew Butter or Brazil Nut Butter.
This dressing goes well with any salad. We especially love it on top of an Asian-inspired quinoa salad, complete with cabbage, edamame, freshly chopped carrots, cherry tomatoes, and red onion, freshly chopped cilantro, and a handful of chopped raw almonds.
Check out the rest of our recipe blog for all of the inspiration that you need to create totally healthy, totally tasty meals, treats, and snacks with nut butters. Ezra Cohen, McGill University graduate provides insider tips and nutrition info so that you can make the right choices for your lifestyle. Looking for other great almond butter recipes? Try our Dark Chocolate and Almond Butter Cake, made with wholesome whole wheat flour and plenty of rich dark chocolate!