Thursday, January 28, 2010
This salad dressing is truly refreshing! The tangy sweetness of the
apple is complemented nicely by the zip of the ginger and contrasted by
the garlic. It's really nice on a leafy green salad with some avocado,
pear, and walnut. I adapted this recipe from one of my favourite whole
food recipe blogs, Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen.
Full of antioxidants and essential heart friendly fats, it also has the
benefit of giving a boost to your immune system with the antibacterial,
antiviral, antifungal properties of the garlic. Ginger is excellent for
digestion. And a unique aspect to this dressing is that it actually
provides FIBRE. Most salad dressing is virtually 100% fat, but this
dressing contains the fibre of the apple, which is excellent for
immune, digestive, cardiovascular, and colon health!
being said, I want to prepare you - because it uses the full apple, the
consistency is less smooth and creamy than you're used to in a salad
dressing. I made it with my hand-held blender, but you may find it
comes out more dressing like if you whip it up in a food processor or
blender. Either way the flavour pops and livens up your usual salad.
1 green apple
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup filtered water
3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
3-4 cloves garlic
1-2 inches fresh ginger, peeled
Herbamare, or sea salt, to taste
Just blend it all up and enjoy!