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French Garden Italian Dill Dressing

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This is a wonderful thick and creamy dressing.  Sunflower seeds enhance your health by supplying significant amounts of vitamin E, magnesium and selenium.  Since sunflower seeds have a high fat content and are prone to rancidity, it is best to store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They can also be stored in the freezer since the cold temperature will not greatly affect their texture or flavor.  Sunflower seeds are not commonly known to be an allergen food so it is a great sub for nuts. Even though sunflower seeds are high in oils there is only 46 grams of fat in this complete recipe!  I broke it down to .7 grams of fat per tbsp.  You can’t complain about that.  This afternoon I made my husband a large salad with this dressing and he just loved it.  This dressing compliments the crouton recipe that I have called,  Italian Seasoned Croutons.   Each bite is packed full of flavor.

Ingredients:

Yields 4 cups

  • 2 cups sunflower seeds, ground to a fine powder**
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup Bragg’s raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp dried dill (2 Tbsp if fresh)
  • 1 Tbsp French Garden seasoning (heaping)
  • 1 Tbsp honey or agave nectar
  • 1 tsp salt

Preparation:

  1. **To turn your sunflower seeds into a finer powder, you can use either your high powdered blender, a personal sized blender such as the Bullet or even a coffee grinder.
  2. Combine all ingredients into your blend and process until creamy.
  3. Store in the fridge for 5-7 days.

 

Tip:

  • You can add less water if you want to make a dip out of this.
  • This is a large batch so be aware, if you want a smaller amount go ahead and cut the recipe in half.
  • I love the French Garden Seasoning.  I purchase it through Amazon.  It is 100% Natural; Sugar Free; Gluten Free!

Nutritional Value:

For complete recipe:

  • Calories: 629
  • Fat: 46
  • Fiber: 8.5
  • Carbs: 37
  • Protein: 18.7

Broke down per tablespoon:

  • Calories: 10 !!!!
  • Fat: .7
  • Fiber: .13
  • Carbs: .58
  • Protein: .29

 

 

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6 thoughts on “French Garden Italian Dill Dressing

  1. Sarah says:

    Hey Amie Sue! The link for the French Garden Seasoning has expired – what is it, and is it possible to substitute specific herbs? Thanks so much for all the good food!

    • amie-sue says:

      Sarah,
      Thank you so much for bringing that to my attention. Amazon changed their link or it just fell off the link wagon. haha I fixed it so it should be working once again! But also to answer what a person could use as a substitute…. well let’s see, the ingredients in this particular seasoning mix is; INGREDIENTS: Spices, Sea Salt, Garlic, Onion, Parsley, Citric Acid, Chives, and Natural Lemon Juice Powder. I love the mix and it is sugar free. You could use a typical Italian seasoning mix that is readily available as well. I hope this helps Sarah. Have a great day, amie sue

  2. Lyn L. (mom of many) :] says:

    Hello Amie Sue,
    Another winner!!! Made this tonight (for Gene to take over the road in his cooler). I loved it !!! Thank you again, :] Lyn

    • amie-sue says:

      It just warms my heart Lyn… to imagine Gene, out on the road, trucking those long miles and tucked in his cooler is a raw salad dressing. :) Thank you for sharing that with me. hugs

  3. Millie says:

    Hey Amie Sue!

    Just made this tonight. It was absolutely delicious!!

    Have you ever made a caesar styled dressing? Would love it if you had a recipe for one ;)

    • amie-sue says:

      Good morning Millie,

      It is amazing, isn’t it? I love this recipe. I am so thrilled that you gave it a try. I have made caesar dressings in the past, but I don’t think I ever did a write up for it. Let me dig around and see if I can find it. :) Have a glorious day! amie sue

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