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Carrot Cake Dressing

Posted Feb 20 2013 9:46pm

After a beautiful weekend in the 70s, Old Man Winter reappeared this morning with temps in the 20s and everything covered in frost.

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But it was beautiful with the sun rising over the frozen foggy fields, so crisp and cool.

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Miko disagreed opting to toast his rear in front of the fireplace.

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The last few days have been uneventful here beside usual work chaos which is a good thing I guess. There’s been lots of smoothies and salads, like this pricey one from Whole Foods loaded with kale and a vegan caesar dressing that was surprisingly spicy.

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And a huge chopped cabbage salad topped with nutritional yeast and a sweet sesame dressing.

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Our chilly weather is not detouring me from channeling a little spring and when I think of spring, I think of Easter and carrot cake. Especially carrot cake and thank goodness there are so many great vegan and raw vegan recipes for it! But why not coat a salad in it? I got a little daring tonight and created a hemp seed carrot cake dressing that turned out fabulous if I may say.

The Raw Project

Carrot Cake Dressing

  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shelled hemp seeds or hemp hearts
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 4 pitted medjool dates
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water, as needed

Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend to a smooth and creamy texture. Makes 4- 6 servings.

* The dressing is very thick, you may want to add more water to lighten it up depending on the size of the carrots used.

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Because it’s a sweeter dressing, I used sweeter veggies and fruits in the salad – spinach, chopped apple, corn, chopped avocado, red bell pepper, and sugar snap peas. It could work in a massaged kale salad as well, but probably not with stronger veggies that have a slight bitter flavor like broccoli, radish, or radicchio.

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The dressing coats the salad with a thick and sweet carrot cake flavor making it almost more of a sweet treat than a salad and probably great for kids.

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Definitely great for my kid at heart after a stressful day at work!

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