Sonia’s Super Salad Dressing
Do you make your own salad dressing?
Commercial salad dressings can be a really nasty toxic chemical cocktail. Let’s not even talk about the refined sugar and salt that goes into them.
Make your own with fresh, quality ingredients! Trust me, it’s dead easy and once you taste it, you won’t go back to stuff in a bottle.
This ‘salad’ dressing is also delicious over steamed vegetables or tossed through rice or pasta to give them a bit of oomph.
Okay, so why is my salad dressing so super?
Well, it’s got supercharged ingredients that are really good for you!!
♥ Apple Cider Vinegar. There are so many benefits of ACV, I don’t know where to start. It is really ones of those things that is a cure-all. It has antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. It helps alkalize your diet. It can help you lose weight, improve your digestion and so much more. We even use it to cure sore throats. Pretty much, get into it!!
We bought the Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar book a few years ago. It’s a good read for $10 and goes into a lot of detail of how to use ACV for all sorts of things.
♥ Inca Inchi Oil. Inca inchi oil is a fabulous source of Omega 3 (with an appropriate combination of omega 6 and 9). It allows us to metabolise our own DHA, EPA & GLA and many more ‘non-famous’ omega 3 derivatives. This makes Inca inchi oil a far superior product for health (compared with other oils). This is a wonderful vegan/vegetarian ethical, sustainable alternative to fish oils. For more details and to watch Cyndi O’Meara on video talking more about Inca Inchi, go here.
♥ Pink Himalayan Salt with Dulse. This is the salt we use for mostly everything now. Himalayan pink sea salt isn’t your average table salt. Hand-harvested and minimally processed, it contains 84 minerals and trace elements that are highly beneficial for the body including magnesium, calcium, copper, potassium and iron. Dulse Flakes (seaweed flakes) are high in vitamins and minerals – specifically Vitamins B6, B12, A, Iron, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Manganese. It helps heal poor digestive systems, rebuilds and maintains all glands in the body and cleanses the body of heavy metals. It’s also high in calcium, fibre, and protein. It helps support healthy brain function. Very high in iodine for healthy thyroid function.
♥ Garlic. Another wonder food! Garlic has ant-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties. It helps boost the immune system, detoxify the body and reduce inflammation. Choose organic garlic where you can for the best benefits.
♥ Raw Honey. Raw honey helps your body alkalize and it has many vitamins, enzymes and antioxidants. It also has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties. Raw, organic, local honey is best for your health.
♥ Black Pepper. Not often thought of as a ‘health food’ but black pepper is indeed very good for you. It helps to improve your digestion, has antioxidant and antibacterial effects and stimulates the breakdown of fat cells. Pass me the pepper!!
Did you know?? Nutrients from greens are better absorbed when accompanied with a little oil, so always have a salad dressing on your salad!!
Sonia’s Super Salad Dressing
Okay, so this is what you need:
3 tablespoons organic apple cider vinegar (with the mother)
2 tablespoons inca inchi oil
1 clove organic garlic
1 teaspoon raw honey
pinch freshly ground black pepper
Okay, so this is what you do:
Finely grate the garlic using a microplane or fine grater. Add all ingredients to a glass jar. Shake the bejesus out of it! You can whisk it or pop it in a food processor, but why make more washing up?
Store in the fridge.
[box] Get Creative! This recipe is just the starting point. You can add any sort of spices or herbs to your salad dressings. Try some tahini to make a creamy dressing or some wholegrain mustard for a little bit of texture.[/box]
Do you have a signature salad dressing recipe?