Spinach Salad with Creamy Herb Sunflower Dressing
In the wintertime, use dried herbs, but in the summertime use whatever fresh herbs are available. Snipped chives are particularly delicious, as well as fresh marjoram. Reduce the water to create a luscious, white, creamy dip perfect for any crispy veggie.
  1. Place the sunflower seeds in a bowl and cover with water. Soak for 4 to 6 hours then drain and rinse.
  2. Place soaked sunflower seeds into a Vita-Mix or blender with the water (less for a dip, more for a dressing), lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and peppercorns. Blend on high for one minute or until very creamy and smooth. Then add the herbs and blend on a lower speed until combined but not completely pureed.
  3. Toss with spinach with enough dressing to coat and serve. Store any remaining dressing in the fridge.