Once in a while I get a craving for my Creamy Orange-Poppy Seed Dressing, pictured here drizzled over a baby spinach salad.
Most of my salad dressings are vinaigrettes. That's because I don't like using a lot of vegan mayonnaise or sour cream to make a creamy dressing. They often become heavy and thick, which is fine for dunking raw veggies, but not what I want to dress a salad.
This dressing, from Vive, is creamy and yet light, using soft tofu, just a couple of tablespoons of olive oil, and tasty seasonings. A breeze to make too!
All the ingredients except the poppy seeds are whizzed together... seasonings then adjusted if needed, another whiz and then stir in the poppy seeds. Here is my dressing after stirring in the poppy seeds. I keep and reuse the large jars from nut butters to whiz up sauces and dressings. Perfect size for the handblender.
By the way, do you guys have an immersion/hand blender? If not, seriously consider buying one. They start at about just $20, and are easier to use and clean than a blender. You can make shakes, sauces, dressings, and puree soups... I use mine all the time!