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Creamy Maple Mustard Dressing

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Creamy Maple Mustard Dressing

1/2 cup unroasted cashews
1/2 cup hot water
1/4 cup whole grain mustard
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp minced shallots

Soak the cashews in the hot water for 30 minutes. Then pour into a blender (including the soaking water) and blend until very smooth. Alternatively, if you have a high-powered blender (like a Vitamix or Blendtec), no soaking is required: just pulse the cashews into a fine powder, add the hot water, and pulse again until very smooth.

Add the remaining ingredients and pulse until creamy and smooth. Chill the dressing in a tightly covered container until ready to use, or at least 20 minutes for the flavors to blend. Store chilled and use within two days.

1 1/2 cups