Recipe: All About Salads

HEALTH TIP: Apple Cider Vinegar

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Recipes: Salad Dressings

Here are three fresh and easy dressings to use on your greens:

Judging by the weather, spring has already arrived. As local farms fill up with fresh greens, it’s a great time to think about salads. Don’t groan. Seriously, stop groaning! Salads are a great way to clean out our bodies of all the past indulgences of winter and holidays. And they can actually taste good, too!

Roasted Carrot and Cumin:
(Farm Fresh with a Hint of Spice)

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium carrots
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin (if you like heat add a few..just a few…red pepper flakes)
  • pinch od salt
  • 1/3 cup Braggs apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon orange juice ( I like to add the zest of the orange as well)
  • 2 more tablespoons olive oil

Directions:

  • Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Chop up carrots into chunks about 1/4 inch.
  • Toss them with oil, cumin and salt.
  • Roast them until tender, about 30 minutes.
  • Let them cool.
  • Add to processer with the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth. If it’s too thick, add a smudge of water or vinegar — however your feeling, it’s you creation!

 

Sprout Momma Vinaigrette:

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons Shallots or Sweet Onion, chopped super fine
  • 1/2 Clove Garlic, chopped super fine (raw garlic is really strong — so, be careful)
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 cup Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Quick Squeeze of Local Honey (to help fight off bad allergies)
  • Pinch of Salt and Pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Directions:

  • Put all of the Ingredients in a Ball Jar or another container with a tight lid
  • Shake the Heck Out of It!
  • Store in the Refrigerator
You can also add any fresh herbs from your garden — you have a garden don’t you? 

Sprout Momma Caesar:

Ingredients:
  • 1 Package Silken Tofu
  • Dash of Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 or 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 cup Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon (I use zest as well)
  • 1/4 Cup Nutritional Yeast (gives a cheesy taste and high in B vitamins, folate, selenium, zinc and protein! Yahoo!)
  • Pinch of Salt and Pepper
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil (you might need a bit more for proper emulsifying)

Directions:

  • Put All of the Ingredients together in a Food Processor or Blender, except the olive oil
  • Blend
  • Slowly add the Olive Oil to emulsify
  • Store in refrigerator