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Green “Superhero” Dressing

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Summary

I designed this dressing to boost greens — our kids didn’t even know this creamy sauce had spinach in it! If you have young kids, play it up as a superhero dressing, full of all the vitamins and good stuff that superheroes are made of . . . they will love it!

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time10 minsTotal Time10 mins

Ingredients

 ½ cup organic spinach leaves (packed)
 ¾ cup avocado (ripe, chopped)
 ½ tbsp chickpea miso (or other mild miso)
 ½ tsp dijon mustard
 ½ tsp salt (optional, scant if using)
 ½ cup water (or more to thin as desired)
 1 ½ tbsp lemon juice (or red wine vinegar)
 1 tsp pure maple syrup (or date syrup — optional)
 black pepper (freshly ground to taste)

Directions

1

Puree the spinach, avocado, miso, mustard, salt if using, 1/3 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice (or vinegar), maple syrup, and black pepper until smooth.

2

Add more lemon juice or other seasonings to taste. If using the extra amount of avocado, use extra water to thin.

3

Toss into a favorite salad right away, such as the Spinach Jewelled Salad, or refrigerate in a covered jar for a day or two.

Chef's Notes

Avocado
I love avocado in this because it makes the dressing very creamy and luscious. It does oxidize a little, however, so the dressing doesn’t keep well after a day.

Fresh Herb Idea
If you enjoy fresh basil, try adding a little—up to 1/4 cup of leaves. Do not add dry basil, the flavor is quite different for a dressing.

Serving Suggestions
This dressing is so good you can use it for more than salads. Toss into pasta or cooked grains, drizzle over pizza or burritos, or use a little less water and make it more of a dip!

Salad Pairing
Serve over Spinach Jewelled Salad, recipe follows.

Recipe from Plant-Powered Families by Dreena Burton adapted for WHOLE Life Club (WLC).

Ingredients

 ½ cup organic spinach leaves (packed)
 ¾ cup avocado (ripe, chopped)
 ½ tbsp chickpea miso (or other mild miso)
 ½ tsp dijon mustard
 ½ tsp salt (optional, scant if using)
 ½ cup water (or more to thin as desired)
 1 ½ tbsp lemon juice (or red wine vinegar)
 1 tsp pure maple syrup (or date syrup — optional)
 black pepper (freshly ground to taste)

Directions

1

Puree the spinach, avocado, miso, mustard, salt if using, 1/3 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice (or vinegar), maple syrup, and black pepper until smooth.

2

Add more lemon juice or other seasonings to taste. If using the extra amount of avocado, use extra water to thin.

3

Toss into a favorite salad right away, such as the Spinach Jewelled Salad, or refrigerate in a covered jar for a day or two.

Green “Superhero” Dressing