Mamabear’s Green Dressing

You know those days when absolutely nothing goes as planned? I’ve had about 5 of those in a row. Some were big things, some were little.

My mom was visiting. We don’t get along too well, but we’re working on it, and I love her deeply no matter what. She had to cut her visit short and that made me sad. The second she left I went to the kitchen to make this dressing. Eating my feelings, I guess.

This recipe is something I got from her. She loves salad. She doesn’t just eat it because she pigged out the day before, or because it’s healthy, but just because she loves it. When I go visit her, 75% of the meals she makes are salad.

Before she left, she filled up this little cup with flowers. Thanks, Mom.


Mamabear's Green Dressing


  • 1 cup of loosely packed basil
  • 3/4 cup parsley
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1 avocado
  • at least 1 1/4 cups of freshly squeezed orange juice
  • salt to taste


  1. Put everything in the blender. It will be very creamy. If you prefer a thinner dressing, add a little more orange juice. Serve over a bed of fresh greens.
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6 comments for “Mamabear’s Green Dressing

  1. January 29, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Looks really healthy. I should be trying this as part of my new years resolution!

  2. annie
    January 29, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Hurray! Good for you for sticking to NY resolutions. :) I’m still hanging on to mine (some of the time. whoops)

  3. Von
    January 29, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Recipes passed down from mothers are always the best :) This dressings sounds really yummy and different to most dressings I’ve tried! Hope your mum comes to visit you again soon ;)

    • annie
      January 29, 2014 at 9:29 pm

      Thanks! I think she’s coming in the spring. P.S. I love your Charlie Brown and Snoopy bento box! I’m obsessed with the Peanuts gang.

  4. February 2, 2014 at 12:32 am

    This dressing sounds amazing!! Love it!!

    • annie
      February 2, 2014 at 5:56 am

      Thanks, Jocelyn!

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