Recipe: Protein-Rich Creamy Garlic Dressing

Whip up a fresh topping for salads or use as a vegetable dip

Creamy Garlic Dressing

This delicious, protein-rich dressing can be used on salads or as a dip for meat, chicken or vegetables. Garlic is a fabulous immune-boosting, antimicrobial, blood-pressure-lowering, cholesterol-optimizing food.

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Ingredients

1 cup macadamia nuts

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1/4 teaspoon dry mustard

4 garlic cloves, minced

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1/3 cup water

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2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients except the oil in a blender and blend on high speed for 1 minute.
  2. With the lid on and using the blender fill cap, slowly drizzle in the oil and blend until the dressing is smooth and creamy.
  3. Taste for seasoning and add more salt or black pepper if desired.

Note: Store in an air-tight glass jar and refrigerate for up to five days.

Nutrition information

Serving size: 2 tablespoons

Calories 188

Fat 21 g

Saturated fat 3 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

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Fiber 1 g

Protein 1 g

Carbohydrate 2 g

Sodium 40 mg

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Mark Hyman, MD

Mark Hyman, MD, is Director for the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, Chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine and founder of The UltraWellness Center.