Creamy Citrus Dressing

A tasty dressing from “The Raw Food/Real World” Cook Book – Matthew Kenney and Sarma Melngailis
Macadamia nuts and creamy citrus dressing

“This dressing is so yummy, you could almost drink it.” —Sarma Melngailis

1 small avocado, peeled and pitted
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp lime juice
1 handful cilantro (Coriander)
1 green onion (the white and 1 inch of green), coarsely chopped
1 tbsp chopped shallot
1/2 small jalapeño (chili pepper)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper

In a Thermomix or blender, add the avocado, orange and lime juices, cilantro, green onion, shallot, jalapeño, and salt.
Blend until smooth.
With the blender running, slowly pour in the olive oil, allowing it to emulsify for a thick, creamy consistency.
Season to taste with pepper.

Makes 2 1/2 cups

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6 Responses to Creamy Citrus Dressing

  1. A Table in the Sun says:

    I’m bookmarking this one. As soon as I can get to the store for an avocado……this will be on my table.

    • It’s wonderful. I highly recommend “Raw Food Real World” by Matthew Kenney and Sarma Melngailis.
      You should try their nut milks. I drink them as a refreshing pick me up after a hard workout on the push bike.

  2. Francine says:

    Looks great! Are there actually macadamia nuts in this dressing??

    • Thanks Francine for pointing out the obvious omission. No there are no Macadamia’s in the salad dressing so I have renamed it just “Creamy Citrus Dressing”, the Macadamia is in the salad that the dressing goes on. In the Raw Food/Real World Cook Book the title of the Salad is “Greenmarket Salad with Macadamia nuts and creamy citrus dressing”, it was my mistake adding the Macadamia in the title.
      Clearly no one else has tried the dressing as they would also have pointed out the glaring mistake.
      So good of you to give me this feedback.
      Are you a Vegan, Vegetarian or like me have a diet based on whole-food and plant based?
      In my introduction to the blog I point out that this is a lifestyle that I have adopted purely for preventative health reasons though now I have become very much more aware of and sensitive to the animal cruelty that goes along with intensively farmed animal production for human consumption. I’d love to know what your thoughts are in regard to the diet you have chosen.

      • Francine says:

        Thank you Paul. It seems we are very similar in our views, except that I do eat fish. I watched the movie Forks and Knives almost a year ago, and immediately changed my whole attitude toward food.

        Other than eating fish, I try to eat “raw” as much as I can. A local vegan market/restaurant has a yummy dressing that I love that is called “creamy mac nut dressing,” so I was trying to find a way to replicate it, and that’s how I came across your blog. I’m going to try yours – it sounds good. Maybe I’ll experiment with adding macadamia nuts too.

        My ten year-old daughter and I watched the movie Vegucation recently and were appalled at the way the “meat producers” treat the animals. My daughter decided to become vegetarian after watching that. We do eat a lot of wheat pasta but we both love veggies so we eat them all the time.

      • Thanks Francine.

        Yes I watched Vegucation a few days ago and had to turn away each time they showed the animal cruelty scenes.

        Here in Australia I am always appalled, angered and saddened every time I see a truck packed with cattle, sheep or pigs being transported to the abattoirs over huge distances in the heat of the day. The untold pain we inflict on our farmed animals to satiate our desire for their meat at the lowest price possible is for me totally unacceptable and unforgivable. Now we learn that the end result of this overconsumption of meat is in large measure directly responsible for the pandemic of diseases that also bring pain and misery to human beings, perhaps Karma for our unthinking behaviour and participation in this cruelty.

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