Have you tried "Caesar Chavez Dressing" from Appetite for Reduction by Isa Chandra Moskowitz (www.amazon.com/books)? Do it -- trust me. This stuff is so amazing I could eat it out of the bowl, like pudding. In fact, after I was done emptying out the blender I had to put my whole arm into it to scrape out what was left around the blades with my fingers. I was very careful not to cut my fingertips on the blades -- what a dumb injury that would have been! Finally, I finished the feeding frenzy by licking my forearms where they had brushed against the inside of the blender. What a sight I must have been! I can make a fool of myself that way now that I have a bit of alone time with the kids back at school. Emma and Ellie watched this whole spectacle. Bless them! They love me no matter what kind of fool I am.
I added more cashews than the recipe called for, just because I couldn't help myself. The dressing was a bit thick because of this alteration. I should have added more water to compensate. I'll have to open my mind and get over this aversion I have to water as an ingredient. Sometimes the other ingredients are flavorful enough and water is the best thing for correcting a consistency. The recipe calls for 1/3 cup water, which I did include.
As you can see, I savored this fabulous dressing atop a simple salad of arugula, homegrown tomato and avocado. After I finished this plateful, I craved more almost right away. This dressing has my highest endorsement.