easy cashew salad dressing recipe

Super healthy “one size fits all” cashew dressing

(Last Updated On: April 3, 2023)

All I want is to enjoy healthy food and have time for myself, and family.  I’m thinking that is what most people want. Aw yeah, convenience – more please!  

So, how do I make my life balance with my healthy lifestyle?  I came up with this dressing about two years ago and have fussed with the ingredients for only about a thousand times.

This has evolved into my standard dressing, which is simple, healthy and inexpensive.

So, why is it oh-so-special?  It is not your typical cliché dressing. 

You can change it up in so many delicious directions that every time you taste it, you are going to enjoy a whole new experience. You can make a batch weekly, divide and season each one uniquely.  Most importantly, it is so creamy!


  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked for 2 hours
  • 1 tablespoon organic lemon juice
  • ½ cup organic olive oil
  • 1 cup organic coconut or almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons tamari
  • 2 probiotic capsules
  • Season to taste with fresh herbs, dried seasonings, nuts, veggies or fruit


  1. Soak cashews for 2 hours, drain and place in high-speed blender.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend.
  3. Equally divide into 3 containers.
  4. Season to taste with fresh herbs, dried seasonings, nuts, veggies or fruit.
  5. Store in refrigerator for up to 10 days.
  6. If the dressing becomes thick, add water and stir.

Start off by soaking raw cashews for approximately two hours. While waiting, you can go work out, do your nails, read a steamy book or talk to your bestie. The soaking time can vary, so enjoy your two hours; and if it is over two, no worries.

Once the cashews are soaked, drain those babies and toss them in a blender. Next, add in organic lemon juice, organic olive oil and organic coconut milk.

Yes, you can use non-organic, but I like to hedge my bets with the pure stuff – your body deserves it, too. To deepen the flavor, add tamari (a soy sauce that contains little to no wheat ingredients).

Check the labels if you have gluten intolerances.

Now, here is where you get your medicine women on. Break open a probiotic and add it to the blender. Yup, you heard me.

Add that, oh so good, bacteria right on top. Whip it up into a creamy, tummy tonic blend. As the week goes on, the bacteria will make this dressing tangy and scrumptious.

Divide this mixture into separate containers and let your creativity flow.  Combine fresh herbs, dried seasonings, nuts, veggies or fruit.

The possibilities are endless. Here are a few examples to get you started!

Honey Loves Mustard

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard + 1 teaspoon raw honey

Creamy Pesto

¼ cup pine nuts, 5 capers + ½ cup basil

Asian Stir

½ teaspoon Thai basil + 1 teaspoon raw peanut butter