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Welcome to Day 3 of Raw Salad Dressing Week here on Pure Jeevan. As you'll see, I "got a little creative" once again -- and again got lucky! I'll let you watch the video for the backstory on this one, but I'm happy to report that a nice, hearty, sweet, holiday-appropriate salad dressing was created. So, check out the video, and then I'll make a few closing comments.

Not bad, eh? Here's the recipe:

Gogi-Spearmint Thanksgiving Dressing

  • 1/4 cup gogi berry pulp
  • 1/4 cup spearmint
  • 3 honey dates
  • 4 frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 pound red grapes
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cacao nibs
  • 1/3 cup dried coconut
  • 1/4 cup water

And now for the pièce de résistance... While I liked it as is, Wendi said she'd probably add a pinch of salt to the recipe, as well as a pinch of cayenne. Both grand suggestions, I think. So, go fot it.

Also, in addition to my suggestion of adding some bing cherries to the final salad, we were also thinking that adding some walnuts to the salad would also go spectacularly with this rather "fall-oriented" dressing.

So, there you have Day 3. Tune back tomorrow for the thrilling continuation of Raw Salad Dressing Week! Thanks to everyone who has sent in suggestions. I wish I could get to them all. :-)

Original Comments

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On November 18, 2009, Lizard wrote:

any suggestions of what we could use instead of gogi berries? perhaps raisins or cranberries
I don't usually go for the exotic stuff

On November 18, 2009, Jim Dee wrote:

Sure, raisins of cranberries would work. If using raisins, decrease the amount of dates, as raisins are much sweeter than gogis. If using cranberries, you might want to increase the dates, as they're more tart than gogis. :-)