Salad, please!

Hi there!

Today I am not writing a salad recipe. For me it was never an issue to create a salad. I almost never repeat the same one. The secret is simple. I usually use an easy formula: greens we have in the fridge+veggies we have in the fridge (something like cucumbers, tomatoes, cooked asparagus)+favorite dressing. Sometimes I add cooked chickpeas or quinoa to my salad, and it can be a perfect lunch. Of course, some seeds and a few pieces of strawberry can be a great fresh addition as well. My personal preference is just keep it simple and use right dressing :).

Today I am sharing our 5 favorite salad dressing ideas.

1. Let’s go easy

Sometimes there is no prepared dressing  in the fridge. In this particular situation one-ingredient dressing can work well for hungry me. My top 3  are lemon juice, olive oil and tahini. But it is a very quick version, almost emergency one). Next 4 dressings are more complex and delicious.

 2. Lemon vinaigrette dressing

Ingredients:

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp raw honey

1/2 tsp Dijon mustard

pinch sea salt

pinch black pepper

Instructions: combine all ingredients.

3. Tahini dressing

   

Ingredients:

3 tbsp tahini paste

Juice from one lemon

1/2 tsp garlic powder

Fresh parsley (optional)

pinch sea salt to taste

pinch black pepper

Instructions: combine tahini paste and lemon juice in a blender or in a glass using a fork. Add cold water slowly until reached desired consistency (about 5 tbsp). Add remaining ingredients and mix it well. Set aside.

4. Avocado dressing

1/2  ripe avocado

1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

1/4 tsp Dijon mustard

1/2 tsp raw honey

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp salt

Instructions: combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth. 

5. Peanut butter dressing

Ingredients:

2 tbsp organic peanut butter

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1 tbsp honey

Pinch of sea salt         

Instructions: combine ingredients in a blender or glass using a fork to mix it. Add cold water until reached desired consistency (about 4 tbsp for me). Add some salt to taste.

All complex dressings will keep in refrigerator for up to 7 days.

Enjoy a new salad every day!


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