Recipe: “Wave your wand’’ salad dressing

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Rentia Greyvenstein

Rentia Greyvenstein

Registered Dietician (NZ), Qualified Chef


Difficulty: Easy

Ready In: 10 Minutes

Serves: 2


  • ¼ cup cashew/macadamia nuts
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice (lemons differ in taste, so adjust accordingly – you may need more)
  • 1 tsp. agave nectar
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. tamari
  • ½ clove garlic
  • ½ deseeded chilli
  • Thumb size fresh ginger
  • Salt to taste (adjust once you have added to the salad ingredients)
  • Water (can be added if it is too thick, use less and judge if all is needed – less if using macadamia nuts as cashews tend to be creamier in this recipe)


  1. Blend all the ingredients until smooth. 

Serving Suggestions:
Serveideally with baby spinach leaves or sprouts and “massaged’ kale.

Why do I need to know this recipe?

With the help of this salad dressing, any salad or vegetable dish can be changed into a beautiful feast, just like Cinderella’s fairy godmother did with a pumpkin to create a magnificent coach.

This dish tastes a lot like satay dressing, but it’s not as sweet and uses cashews instead of peanuts.

To learn more about the nuts please see our article, Anti-cancer foods: The Healthiest Nuts (Part 1).

Rentia is a qualified dietitian and chef who has worked in the food industry for the last decade, collaborating with companies such as Nandos and McCain, helping them with food product and recipe development. ​

She has had, and overcome, her struggles with food allergies and sensitivities and learned to navigate a pain disorder. She is well aware of the impact that food has on our physical and emotional well-being and believes that the food we consume is one of the best tools for healing available.

Rentia sees herself as a champion for healthy eating but is also a foodie at heart. Her passion is to enable people to eat foods that heal and nourish without making them feel deprived, and her special focus lies in child and maternal nutrition

Rentia is hosting cooking classes at different venues around Auckland and is also seeing clients at her practice, and through a tailored and client-based approach is assisting them to get back on the path of health and recovery. You can find Rentia at The Healing Plate.

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