Cheezy Hemp Dressing (Fermented)
Easy recipe for fermentation beginners!
1 cup hemp seeds
1 cup water
½ tsp of sea salt
1 Tbsp fermentation starter, e.g. apple cider vinegar or use one probiotic pill
1 - 2 Tbsp of nutritional yeast flakes
Blend hemp seeds with water together until creamy.
Add salt and fermentation starter and stir well.
Let the mixture sit on the counter for 6 – 12 hours.
You will notice that it starts to get puffy and bubbles may appear throughout the creamy dressing… mix it up and it will settle back down. This is a sign of fermentation happening! Times of fermentation may vary according to temperature of environment.
Best to watch and taste it after the first 6 hours. The taste will get sour, like cheese or yogurt. The longer you let it ferment, the stronger the taste will get.
When you like the taste, simply transfer your container with the hemp dressing in the fridge, but before that add 1-2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast flakes. It’s important to not add the nutritional yeast at the beginning, because the taste would get too yeasty.
This dressing is very versatile. The taste reminds me of a yummy ranch dressing. Today I used it on my zucchini soup. Enjoy!