03 That Sugar Basics - Buttermilk Cashew Dressing

This pays homage to the classic American Ranch dressing but with a more subtle flavour. Its nutrition is boosted by raw cashews, which lends a lovely nutty, creamy note. You could use this in all sorts of ways – to dress a simple green salad, toss through roasted vegetables, or coat buckwheat noodles. It keeps well, so make a batch at the start of the week to give your weeknight cooking a glamorous edge.

Makes 1/2-2 cups


  • 0.5cup - raw cashews, soaked for at least 2 hours
  • 1.5cup - buttermilk
  • 1tsp - dijon mustard
  • 0.5 - lemon, juiced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Drain the cashews and put all the ingredients into a blender.
  2. Process until smooth and put in a jar.
  3. Keeps in the fridge for a week. Shake in the jar before use.