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02-20-2010, 03:15 PM
I've been having a difficult time getting myself to eat salad just because of the fact I don't know any good (easy/simple) recipes to accompany my greens. Hence, I was motivated to create this thread. Here is a winner I discovered yesterday:
Kreamy Curry Dressing (from Ani's Raw Food Kitchen):
1 tbs curry powder
1 apple, cored and diced
1 clove garlic
1 tbs grated ginger (I just used a chunk that seemed like enough :p)
1 cup EVOO
juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tbs)
1/2 tsp sea salt
Directions: Blend until smooth. :)
The greens I ate it on were purple cabbage, romaine, dill, and cilantro and then topped with cauliflower, red bell pepper, avocado chunks, and flax seeds. Yummy in my tummy! :D
02-20-2010, 03:34 PM
I like to eat picnic style salads. First I put a small amount of baby spinach into my mouth and I follow that with a cherry tomato, grape tomato, or a small slice of tomato. All thats left to do now is chew. :)
02-20-2010, 03:39 PM
- 1/2 cup olive oil + 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar + pinch salt + 2-3 garlic cloves, blended
- 1/2 cup olive oil + 1/4 cup red wine vinegar + pinch salt + jalapeno to taste + pepper, blended
- 1/2 cup olive oil + 1/4 cup ACV + 1 T mustard + salt/pepper, blended.
02-20-2010, 06:46 PM
Anything with fresh-pressed o.j. as the base. that way I get to use more dressing minus the guilt of high fat!
02-20-2010, 07:05 PM
mango and strawberry and lime juice
02-20-2010, 08:36 PM
Thanks for all the feedback! :) I like using sweet things like fruit juice as a base, but juices alone aren't thick enough to stay on the greens and not conglomerate at the bottom of the bowl... anyone use anything specific to give it a higher viscosity? I think avocados could work, but then it probably won't keep in the fridge long enough. Or maybe apples, with a squeeze of lemon to help preservation.
I now have vinegars on my shopping list, too. :p
02-20-2010, 11:29 PM
I usually make a simple vinaigrette dressing, but sometimes I like to do something different. This is a cilantro based dressing that is bright green and delicious! It is also very light and fresh tasting with little oil and no nuts!
2 small cloves of garlic, minced
2 tsp minced ginger
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp agave or honey
Blend all ingredients except oil, add oil in steady stream while blender is running
This makes enough for 3-4 salads :D
Note: Taste as you go so you can modify it to your taste. I sometimes use a different herb if I want something different!
I love Snowdrop's Ranch Dressing (http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/showthread.php?t=36267&highlight=snowdrop%27s+ranch). *Ü*
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