Dress Your Salad (Five Ideas)

We love to eat salads all year long – especially when we can grow our own greens or buy them from a local farmer!

And with every green salad, you can't forget the homemade dressing!

Need ideas?  Here are five yummy ones to try:

1. Goddess Mint Dressing

This recipe is from Brenda Powell from Zenergy.  Thank you for sharing!

Ingredients:
– 1/2 cup organic extra-virgin olive oil
– 4 Tablespoons each organic tahini & apple cider vinegar
– 2 Tablespoons each organic soy sauce, agave nectar, and lemon juice
– 4 Tablespoons organic fresh mint
– Filtered water to desired thickness

Directions: 

Blend all ingredients in blender or food processor. Add water as needed to get the texture you desire.

2. Ginger-Miso Tofu Dressing

This is a South Beach Diet recipe, so you know it meets the requirements of 3 grams of sugar or less per serving.

Ingredients:
– 1/2 cup low-fat firm silken tofu (4 ounces)
– 3 Tablespoons rice vinegar
– 3 white (shiro) miso
– ¼ cup water
– 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
– 2 teaspoons canola oil (I’d use olive oil instead)
– 1 clove garlic, crushed and peeled

Directions: 

Combine all ingredients in a blender; blend until smooth.  Thin with more water, if desired.

3. Asian Dressing

Also works as a marinade!

Ingredients:
– 3 Tablespoons grapeseed oil
– 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
– 1 Tablespoon water
– 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
– 1 clove garlic, crushed and peeled
– Optional:  slice of fresh ginger, chopped
– Optional:  dash of sugar or stevia

Directions: 

Combine all ingredients and allow flavors to blend.

4. Mediterranean Dressing

Ingredients:
– 4 Tablespoons olive oil
– 1 Tablespoon water
– 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
– 1 clove shallot or 6 small chives
– dash of dry mustard (or small amount of fresh mustard)
– Optional:  dash of sugar or stevia

Directions:

Combine all ingredients and allow flavors to blend.

5. Avocado and Pea Dressing

Ingredients:
– ½ cup fresh peas
– half of a ripe avocado
– ½ cup lemon juice
– ½ Tablespoon Dijon mustard
– salt to taste

Directions: 

Combine all ingredients in a blender; blend until smooth.

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