You won’t regret trying this anti-inflammatory salad dressing recipe! I love the taste of nuts and seeds mixed with the distinctive flavor of freshly minced garlic and ginger. I am sure that this is going to be your new go-to salad dressing recipe.
If you want other salad dressing recipes for inflammation, you can try my favorite apple cider vinegar salad dressing or my other simple balsamic vinaigrette recipe. I’m sure you already know how I love altering recipes to help keep you healthy right? Make sure to let me know what you think below.
Creamy Anti-Inflammatory Salad Dressing Recipe
Please note that this salad dressing contains protein, carbs, and a good amount of total fats. While healthy, these nutrients can easily add up. Keep that in mind so that you don’t overconsume if you are on a low-calorie diet.
Ingredients For 4-5 Servings | Total Time: 10 Minutes
- 4 tablespoons of raw cashews or almonds
- 1 tablespoon of chai seeds
- 1 tablespoon of organic raw honey
- 1 tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
- 1 inch ginger (minced)
- a pinch of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1/2 cup of unsweetened cashew or almond milk (light)
How To Make This Creamy Anti-Inflammatory Salad Dressing
Grind the cashews and chia seeds in a food processor until fine and smooth. Transfer the powder into a blender and add in the rest of your ingredients.
Blend until smooth and creamy, place it in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour. When ready to mix it with your salad, stir it and pour.
Each serving of this salad dressing has | 158 calories | 9g total fat | 1.5g saturated fat | 35mg sodium | 10.8g total carbs | 1.7g dietary fiber | 3.6g total sugars | 3.9g protein | 16mg calcium | 3% iron | 37mg potassium |
How This Salad Dressing Helps With Inflammation
Almonds are high in magnesium, vitamin E, and monosaturated fats which all help reduce inflammatory markers. Cashews contain carotenoids and polyphenols both of which also help reduce inflammation in the body.
The active ingredient in turmeric known as curcumin is very powerful in reducing pain caused by inflammation while ginger contains gingerol and over 30 other antioxidants that aid in reducing inflammation.
Apple cider vinegar is just there for the acidity and taste while honey contains flavonoids that are effective in reducing inflammation symptoms.
This healthy creamy salad dressing can be stored for up to 2 weeks in the fridge. Just make sure to store it in an airtight container. To reuse, add in a few tablespoons of milk, stir or shake and voila, it’s new again. Want more salad dressing recipes? Try my other healthy Italian Salad Dressing and healthy, low-calorie avocado salad dressing.
There you go! I’ve just shown you my favorite creamy anti-inflammatory salad dressing recipe. I hope you try it and please let me know your thoughts in the comments below. You can also find me on Pinterest for more awesome recipes and tips.