Complex, exquisite. Full-bodied. Smoky with cranberry, cocoa, red wine and orange undertones. This salad dressing is like a fine wine. Serve for special occasions! Low-Fat!

Makes about 2-3/4 cups

3/4 c. bottled Russian Dressing by Wishbone

1/4 c. fresh squeeze orange juice

1/4 c. dry red wine – I used Big Red Blend by Dark Horse

1/2 t. xanthan gum (powder)

1 t. garlic powder

1/2 t. onion powder

1/2 t. dried basil

1 t. smoked paprika

1/4 t. ground allspice

1/2 t. salt

fresh grind black pepper as desired

2 T. liquid smoke

2 T. unsweetened dark cocoa powder

1/2 c. Balsamic vinegar

1/3 c. whole dates

2/3 c. Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice

1/4 c. light brown sugar

1/2 t. additional salt plus to taste

black pepper to taste

Combine Russian Dressing in bowl with orange juice and red wine. Add xanthan gum powder and whisk till completely dissolved.

Transfer to blender container. Add remaining ingredients and blend till as smooth as it gets. Adjust for salt and pepper, then transfer to covered jar and refrigerate overnight to allow flavors to mature.

Drizzle over salad of greens or use as dressing for red cabbage coleslaw. Cucumber and cauliflower go well in both salads with this special dressing.

Notes: Xanthan gum powder acts as a fat replacement and thickener. A little goes a long way so don’t overdo it. Purchase online for the best prices.


Published by Sharon Lee Davies-Tight, artist, writer/author, animal-free chef, activist

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