I recently discovered a recipe for a dressing while having lunch with my boss. It was a regular “I’m-a-hippie-and-I-live-in-Berkeley” type of meal until she handed me the dressing. My standard go-to dressing is usually balsamic vinegar and a splash of olive oil or fresh lemon juice, and that was what I expected- the usual, slightly boring dressing. As I drizzled the dressing and raised the fork to my mouth I instantly got the familiar smell of bacon. I took at bite and my mouth exploded with quite possibly the most amazing flavor I had ever tasted. As I looked up from my plate and looked at my boss and she replied with, “I know, I’m addicted.” I had to know what was in the dressing! After trying to guess the ingredients, she told me that it was a combination of olive oil, tamari sauce/soy sauce, nutritional yeast and apple cider vinegar. She told me she couldn’t get enough of the dressing and that many times she would just crave it and want to literally pour it on everything just so she could satiate her desire for it. Since then I have made this dressing the staple dressing in my home. I literally add it to everything. Need to add some flavor to that chicken you’re about to pop in the oven? Pour some of this dressing on it! Drizzle it over your roasted veggies or raw veggies; trust me, you will want to drink it straight out of the bottle. I suspect that the reason you will quickly fall in love with this dressing is for its high level of B vitamin’s in the nutritional yeast and your body’s natural craving for it. Regardless of the reason, go make it and see for yourself!
Here’s the easy recipe:
1/4 Olive oil
Mix the ingredients in a pourable pyrex, whisk and pour into a glass salad dressing container. *Do not refrigerate.
Cheer’s to no more boring salad dressings!