L Torito has a salad dressing that is so incredibly delicious that I could actually pour it in a glass and drink it! But some of the ingredients are not friendly for The Hoxsey Diet, so I needed to adapt it. I realize that there are people that can't stand cilantro, in that case, just use parsley. See? That was an easy fix. So are you tired of lemon juice and olive oil? Well here is a dressing sensation where the salad is optional!
(Recipe adapted from www.fifteenspatulas.com and www.geniuskitchen.com/Aussie-in-California)
1 bunch cilantro* washed and dried (I use a salad spinner)
1 Anaheim chili seeded and ribs removed (Want it spicy? Don't remove the ribs!)
1/4 c. pan roasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
3 cloves garlic peeled
1/2 c. no vinegar mayonnaise* (recipe here)
3 Tbsp. lime juice (lemon juice will work too)
6 Tbsp. olive oil, or avocado oil
1 Tbsp. fresh cheese of your choice**(optional)
1 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
Pan roast some pepitas in a dry hot pan. Watch carefully so they don't burn. Set aside.
Place all ingredients into a blender, or food processor and blend until smooth. Add cilantro and blend until smooth. Pour dressing into a clean dry jar with lid, and refrigerate no longer than a week, if it lasts that long! Makes about 1 1/2 cups.
*Don't like cilantro? Use parsley, or a mixture of green leafy herbs to equal about 1 cup.
**fresh unaged cheese can be: cottage cheese, quark, queso fresco, ricotta, etc.