Liquid Gold Dressing

Makes 1 3/4 cups (435 mL)

The name “Liquid Gold” suits this dressing made with Omega Nutrition Flaxseed Oil for reasons beyond the colour. Just 2 tablespoons (30 mL) provides half of your day’s supply of omega-3 fatty acids—along with 40 percent of your vitamin B12 for the day when made with Red Star Vegetarian Support Formula nutritional yeast. This creamy dressing is packed with riboflavin and other B vitamins. The ground flaxseed not only provides omega-3s, it also allows the dressing to thicken on standing, making it smooth to the taste.

1/2 cup (125 mL) flaxseed oil
1/2 cup (125 mL) water
1/3 cup (85 mL) lemon juice
1/4 cup (60 mL) tamari, soy sauce, or Bragg Liquid Aminos
1/4 cup (60 mL) nutritional yeast
2 tablespoons (30 mL) cider or balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons (30 mL) ground flaxseed
2 teaspoons (10 mL) Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon (5 mL) ground cumin
Put the flaxseed oil, water, lemon juice, tamari, nutritional yeast, vinegar, flaxseed, mustard, and cumin in a blender and blend until smooth. Dressing will keep in a jar with a lid, refrigerated, for up to 2 weeks.

Per 2 tablespoons (30 mL): calories: 99, protein: 2 g, fat: 9 g, carbohydrate: 2 g (0 g from sugar), dietary fibre: 1 g, calcium: 11 mg, iron: 0.5 mg, magnesium: 15 mg, phosphorus: 45 mg, potassium: 80 mg, sodium: 311 mg, zinc: 0.5 mg, thiamin: 1.2 mg, riboflavin: 1.2 mg, niacin: 7 mg, vitamin B6: 1 mg, folate: 31 mcg, pantothenic acid: 0.2 mg, vitamin B12: 1 mcg, vitamin A: 0 mcg, vitamin C: 3 mg, vitamin E: 1.5 mg, omega-6 fatty acids: 5 g, omega-3 fatty acids: 1.2 g

Percentage of calories from protein 8%, fat 82%, carbohydrate 10%