Orange Cashew Dressing

by Kevin Cosmo

Published: Tue, 03 Mar 2015


This is a favorite salad dressing in my house.

It's basically a handful of soaked cashews blended with orange juice or tangerines, until smooth.

Try it out tonight poured over your favorite greens and citrus segments.

Ingredients (Adjust amounts and proportions to taste):

1-2 oz cashews*, soaked
1-3 C orange juice or 4-6 small tangerines, deseeded
Salad to pour it on


citrus juicer (optional)
serving dish, bowl, or other container


    1. Soak raw cashews* in water ahead of time.

    2. Juice oranges (or other citrus) if using juice. If using tangerines, peel and deseed tangerines.

    3. Drain cashews and place in blender with juice and/or deseeded tangerine segments. Blend until smooth.

    4. If not serving right away, refrigerate until serving.

    5. Pour over you favorite salad and enjoy!

*There is some disagreement about whether raw cashews are actually raw, and which ones are more raw than others. We'll leave whether they are acceptable for your diet up to you. Here are a few links to help your inform you further: Raw Cashew Nuts - Are they Really Raw? by John Kohler, and Wikipedia article on cashews, and the section on cashew apples in Fruits of Warm Climates by Julia F. Morton.

Additional Resources


Cultivate Your Inner Chef

Practical Skills To Thrive


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Simply Delicious SALADS and SLAWS
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