Creamless Creamy Roasted Red Pepper and Tahini Dressing
Why This Recipe Works
To make a creamy roasted red pepper and tahini dressing with lively flavors, we based our recipe on soaked and pureed raw cashews (inspired by vegan nut cream) instead of dairy or mayonnaise. Grinding the nuts first allowed us to decrease the typical overnight soaking time to just 15 minutes. To further streamline the process, we hydrated the ground cashews with the other dressing ingredients rather than soaking them in tap water and draining them. Using garlic powder instead of fresh garlic prevented the dressing from tasting too sharp as it sat, thereby extending its shelf life. This dressing is a twofer: Use it as a dip or thin it slightly with cold water for drizzling over salad.