Creamy Cashew Vinaigrette

Try this green dressing with basil or mint.

“Not only is basil a great source of vitamin K, but it also contains anti-inflammatory properties,” says New York City-based recipe developer Laura Rege. “Once you’ve mastered this recipe, feel free to play around and add any summer green of your choice.”

Yields ½ cup

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  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small scallion, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cashews
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper


  1. Place olive oil, scallions, cashews, basil leaves, and lemon juice in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until smooth. Season with salt and pepper then transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge.

Photography by Jennifer Causey