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Many creamy salad dressings use mayonnaise to make them creamy. Mayonnaise typically contains GMO oil, sugar, and food preservatives. And on Passover, generally mayonnaise contains cottonseed oil, which poses 2 concerns: (1) It is high in saturated fat. (2) Since cotton is not classified as a food crop farmers use many chemicals when growing it, so there is also concern that it may have high levels of pesticide residues.

This salad dressing gets it's creaminess from cashews, which are great source of healthy monounsaturated fat. Plus they are a good source of several minerals.

1/2 cup water
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup raw cashews
1 clove garlic
8 mint leaves
6 baking dates

- Put all the ingredients in high speed blender, and blend for about a minute, until smooth and creamy.
- The dressing will naturally thicken after blending.
- For an even creamier dressing, soak the cashews and dates over night in water. Discard the water, and blend per the instructions above.

This recipe contains cashews - are nuts a good source of fat?  Join us for our group weight loss program, Freedom Weight Loss, beginning on April 15 to learn all about healthy fats and their role in weight loss.

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