4th of July Condiments get a “RAW-Some” Makeover

Serve up some healthy alternatives to your favorite condiments this 4th of July – the following 3 recipes from The Juice Lady’s Living Foods Revolution are brimming with nutrition, and can all be made in a flash in the blender!

Healthy Raw Ketchup

Ingredients

1 cup chopped tomato

1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, soaked for 30 minutes, drained, and chopped

1 Tbsp. fresh garlic, minced

10 fresh basil leaves

3 dates, pitted

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 Tbsp. shoyu or 1 tsp. Celtic sea salt

1-2 Tbsp. Bragg’s raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar

Preparation

Blend all ingredients together until it forms a paste. Makes about 2 1/2 cups.

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Cashew Mayonnaise

Ingredients

1 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight

Juice of 1 lemon

1 tsp. Celtic sea salt

1/2 tsp. onion powder

1/2 tsp dill weed

Water, as needed

Preparation

Put all ingredients in blender with water just barely covering the cashews. Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

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Creamy Green Dressing

Ingredients

1 tsp. honey or pure maple syrup

2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

1/3 cup purified water

1 cup parsley, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1/3 cup cashews (not soaked)

1 tsp. Celtic sea salt

Juice of 1/2 small orange

Preparation

Place all ingredients in a blender and process until well combined. Makes about 1 cup.

*Recipes courtesy of Cherie Calbom, author of The Juice Lady’s Living Food Revolution. Top image courtesy of Sura Nualpradid / FreeDigitalPhotos.net*