I love nut based sauces and dressings. They're rich and 'creamy' without being too heavy or spoiling the other flavours of the dish- just scrumptious. And this one is no exception! It's packed with basil and has that little hum of balsamic to balance it out nicely. It's just yum.
Use it as a salad dressing, smother your veggies in it, use it on pasta- whatever takes your fancy- this sauce is scrumptious! I made it to go with my tomato salad (which was so insanely good I forgot to take a photo of because a nibble turned into a feast)
'Creamy' Basil and Sunflower SauceMakes approximately 6 serves
I bunch/3 cups basil
6 tbsp unsweetened sunflower seed butter (the grey one not the brown sweet one!)
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1.5 cups water (approx)
- Wash basil
- Combine all ingredients (but only half the water)
- Blend until smooth
- Drizzle in additional water until you reach your desired consistency (it will take more than you think)
- Keep well in the fridge for a week
If you think you're not a veggie person I swear dressings and sauces like this are the secret. You'll forget all about it being good for you and just enjoy the fresh, creamy deliciousness.
Love and Smiles,