1Blend all dressing ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth and thick and smooth. In a VitaMix the consistency will be similar to sour cream – don’t be alarmed and think that it is too thick. Once all of the salad ingredients are mixed in, the vegetables will release some of their juices, which thins the dressing out slightly and helps to blend the flavours.
2Mix the vegetables and dressing together by hand in large bowl. Garnish with scallions and cashews just before serving.
1Dates need only soak for a few minutes if you put them in a small bowl and pour boiling water over them. However, if you would like to keep the recipe raw, cover the dates with room temperature water a leave for a 1-2 hours.
2Don’t be afraid to double this recipe, as it lasts well for a few days in the refrigerator, although it is best to add dressing only to the portion you intend to eat right away. Save any extra dressing in a separate container in the refrigerator.