Every Day Salad Dressing
By: Tracy Holly at the Cory Holly Institute
It’s time to get down to business and eat more salad! These nourishing salad dressings will assist in bodyfat loss and provide clean energy needed to boost your immune system and stop unwanted food cravings. The only thing you’ll be craving a big salad morning, noon and night. The results will surely show in the mirror.
The Everyday Healthy Salad dressing not only tastes great but also acts as a natural tissue cleanser with numerous inherent healing properties to boot!
The Everyday Healthy Salad Dressing is a vital component to everday good nutrition. It is extremely therapeutic and beneficial for optimum health and performance.
The Everyday Healthy Salad Dressing acts as a digestive enzyme in the body, helps to ward off disease in the body, lubricates the joints and definitely satisfies the soul.
The Everyday Healthy Salad Dressing is the base to many other delicious dressing. Use this super savoury dressing to dress salads, marinate meat, fish or chicken, as a side sauce for meats or steamed vegetables, or as a dip for raw vegetables.
Olive oil is a well-known source of monounsaturated fatty acids. It is high in oleic acid (Omega-9) and phytonutrients (plant nutrients). Olive oil contains antioxidants that prevent it from becoming rancid under long-term storage. This means that olive oil is very stable and can be stored for long periods at room temperature.
All virgin olive oils are unrefined. Only high quality, undamaged olives are used to make virgin oils. Leading experts say, virgin olive oils (the only unrefined oils easily available on the mass market) can be recommended for health. “Extra virgin” denotes the first pressing of the oil. Only the highest quality olive oil pressed according to very strict guidelines may be called “extra virgin”.
Lemons are an excellent source of Vitamin C, one of the most important antioxidants in nature, and contain unique flavanoid compounds that are known to have anti-cancer properties.
Dijon Mustard is low in calories and cholesterol and also includes minerals such as phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, potassium, selenium and niacin. Mustard is a member of the crucifer family, which includes turnips, radishes, horseradish and watercress all foods known for some degree of heat. Therefore, mustard acts as a thermogenic in the body, meaning it has the potential to help stimulate the metabolism in favour of ‘fat burning.’
Tahini or ground sesame seed paste is used in both sweet and savory dishes, and is a primary ingredient in both hummus and halvah, two popular Middle Eastern dishes. The rich, nutty flavor of sesame seeds can be found in food around the world. When the sesame pods are ripe, they burst open to reveal the seeds inside, leading to the famous quote “Open Sesame.”
The seeds range in color from white to inky black, with white seeds producing more mild, pale oil, and black seeds yielding dark, intensely flavored oil.When eaten whole, the seeds are rich in manganese, copper, calcium, and vitamins B1 and E. The oil alone is also rich in vitamins B1 and E, and is sometimes integrated into skin care products.
Make and store your dressing in a glass screw-top jar. Always remember to shake the jar vigorously to combine the dressing before using. The Everyday Healthy Salad Dressing can be refrigerated up to one week. Take out of the refrigerator before use to liquefy dressing and bring out the flavor.
Delicate fresh salad greens should be dressed immediately before serving; dressings cause them to wilt. The more robust greens and root vegetables can be dressed ahead. This will allow the vegetables to soften and flavours to blend. Starchy salad ingredients such as potatoes, rice, pasta and beans improve in flavour if dressed while still hot. This allows them to absorb more flavour from the dressing.
The Original Everyday Healthy Salad Dressing Base
Together, in a glass screw top jar add:
1 part (1/2 cup-125 ml) "extra virgin" olive oil
1 part (1/2 cup-125 ml) juice from freshly squeezed lemon
1 Tablespoon (15 ml) Dijon mustard
1 bulb of garlic
Makes approximately 1 cup (250 ml) of dressing.
Shake vigorously. Taste. If you like it tarter, add more lemon juice, if you like it oilier add more oil. It's that easy!
You can vary the Everyday Dressing base by using flax oil or EFA oil instead of olive oil, balsamic vinegar or apple cider vinegar instead of lemon juice.
Honey Mustard Dressing
Make the base Everyday dressing
Add 1 extra heaping Tablespoon (15 ml) of Dijon mustard
3 Tablespoons (30 ml) of unpasteurized honey
Make the base Everyday dressing
Omit the dijon mustard
Add 3 Tablespoons Tahini
Papaya Seed Dressing
In a blender add ingredients to make the Honey Mustard Dressing
Add small sweet onion chopped
½ small papaya
2 Tablespoons papaya seeds
Blend until smooth. Pour into glass jar.