Vitamix Chipotle Mayonnaise

Vitamix Chipotle Mayonnaise

Vitamix Chipotle Mayo
Yields 1
Fancy mayo is expensive. Why not make it cheaper and fresher in your Vitamix. Just a warning, though...this one's got a kick.
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Prep Time
3 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
3 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 pasteurized egg yolks
  2. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  3. 1/2 teaspoon Chipotle Cholula or Tabasco sauce
  4. 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  5. 3/4 cup canola oil
Instructions
  1. Place eggs, chipotle sauce, salt, and lemon juice into the Vitamix container and replace lid.
  2. Turn to Variable 1, then turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10. Flip to High and blend for 10 seconds. Lower speed to Variable 8.
  3. While machine is running, remove the lid plug and pour in the oil in a thin, steady stream through the lid plug opening until all is in and mixture has gotten thicker. This should take about 30 seconds.
  4. Stop machine and stir in any oil still sitting on top of the mayo.
  5. Transfer to a separate container and place in refrigerator. Keeps 2-4 weeks.
Notes
  1. A hot and spicy THANK YOU to Serious Eats for the great pic.
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Chipotle Mayo

Lemon Garlic Dressing

Lemon Garlic Dressing

Lemon Garlic Dressing
Want a zesty, savory dressing WITHOUT the $5/bottle price tag? This terrific salad topper is full of cleansing, whole ingredients, and you can make a whole bottle's worth with elements you probably already have in your kitchen.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
7 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
7 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 lemon, peeled, halved
  2. 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  3. 2 garlic cloves
  4. 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  5. 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  6. 1 teaspoon salt
  7. 1/3 cup (80 ml) olive oil
Instructions
  1. Place lemon, hot sauce, garlic, paprika, and seasonings into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid. Select Variable 1. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High. Blend for 45 seconds to 1 minute, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades.
  2. Reduce speed to Variable 7 and remove lid plug. While machine is running, slowly pour in oil through lid opening. Blend for 20 seconds.
Notes
  1. The dressing should stay fresh for about a week or longer in the fridge.
  2. P.S. Zesty dressing image courtesy of www.SoyConnection.com
Adapted from Vitamix
Adapted from Vitamix
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Lemon Garlic Salad Dressing

Basil Walnut Pesto

Basil Walnut Pesto

Basil Walnut Pesto
Serves 3
Pesto usually contains pine nuts as its main nut. By subbing in walnuts, you potentially reduce the risk of cancer and diabetes, get more omega-3s and antioxidants, and lower stress.
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Prep Time
3 min
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
4 min
Prep Time
3 min
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
4 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup (60 ml) olive oil
  2. 1/4 cup (25 g) Parmesan cheese*
  3. 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  4. 2 cups (80 g) fresh basil leaves
  5. 1/4 cup (30 g) walnuts (raw or roasted)
  6. 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in Vitamix container, replace lid, and start machine on lowest setting. Turn up to 10/high, then use tamper to continuously push ingredients into blade for 45 seconds. You're aiming for a paste-like consistency that still has some texture.
Notes
  1. Okay...two things.
  2. 1) If you're going to use Parmesan, don't go cheap. Skip the green plastic can and ask your grocery store or local cheesemonger for a 1/4 lb of a decent quality domestic Parmesan. You can also ask for the grand-daddy of Parmesans, Parmigiano Reggiano. We import it from Italy. It's significantly more expensive and has a much stronger flavor than most domestic parms. You can use it, but expect it to throw off the flavor balance from the other ingredients. If you do use a Reggiano, you match it with with a sharper olive oil. Ask your specialty grocer for help.
  3. 2) You can make this recipe vegan by omitting the cheese and subbing in 1 tbsp of nutritional yeast and 1 tsp of salt. If you're already a fan of nutritional yeast, don't be afraid to add more to taste.
  4. Cool photo courtesy of www.onceuponachef.com
Adapted from Vitamix
Adapted from Vitamix
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Basil Walnut Pesto

No-Oil Almond Ginger Dressing

No-Oil Almond Ginger Dressing

No-Oil Almond Ginger Dressing
Yields 3
Benjy makes this from-scratch dressing with no added oil, thus cutting down on fats. All fresh ingredients, mostly raw, and refreshing with a little sweetness.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
7 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
7 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup water (or more)
  2. 1/2 cup unsweetened soy, hemp or almond milk
  3. 4 tablespoons tahini or unhulled sesame seeds
  4. 2 small cloves garlic or 1 medium clove garlic
  5. 1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
  6. 1/2 cup raw almonds
  7. 6 dates, pitted
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into Vitamix in order listed. Blend until smooth; roughly 2-3 minutes. Add more water if a thinner consistency is desired. Chill.
Adapted from Dr. Joel Fuhrman
Adapted from Dr. Joel Fuhrman
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No-Oil Almond-Ginger Salad Dressing

 

Low-Carb Garden Fresh Vitamix Marinara Sauce

Low-Carb Garden Fresh Vitamix Marinara Sauce

Garden Fresh Marinara Sauce
Serves 2
Simple, delicious, and nutrient-dense marinara sauce recipe. Add to pasta or strips of zucchini or spaghetti squash.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
4 min
Total Time
9 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
4 min
Total Time
9 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 tbsp olive oil
  2. 5 Roma tomatoes
  3. 1 small onion, quartered
  4. 1 clove garlic
  5. 1 tbsp fresh basil
  6. 1 tbsp fresh oregano
  7. 1/2 tsp salt
  8. 1/4 tsp pepper
  9. 1/4 cup spinach (optional)
  10. 1/4 cup kale (optional)
Instructions
  1. Set aside 2 tomatoes. Place all other ingredients in Vitamix container in order listed. Place lid on container and start at Variable speed #1. Turn on machine and quickly raise speed to #10 and switch to High. Run 3-4 minutes or until sauce is steaming hot. Switch machine to Variable and lower to #5 speed. Drop in remaining 2 tomatoes and blend for 8-10 seconds until chopped. Serve immediately.
Notes
  1. Spinach and kale are for added nutrients and vitamins. You can also add carrots, squash, etc.; any mild vegetables. Add them at the beginning for a smooth sauce (but slightly lower nutrient content); add them at the end for texture and taste (and more nutrients).
Adapted from Vitamix
Adapted from Vitamix
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Garden Fresh Vitamix Marinara Sauce

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