This satisfying salad dressing can be used when any oil and vinegar dressing is called for.
Here are some recipes on the blog that include this dressing:
This recipe is also included in my book, Your High Energy Life: Banish Energy-Sucking Foods and Supercharge Your Days. Here is an excerpt from the book:
Lunch is all too often an afterthought; then we find ourselves at the mercy of our must-eat-now state. Combat the monster by planning ahead. Leftovers of your nutrient-rich dinner the night before make an excellent lunch choice. If you ordered pizza last night, though, you’d be better off with a good salad chock full of micronutrient dense vegetables.
Salads can be as basic or ornate as you want them to be. Personally, I prefer spinach and kale, topped with diced tomatoes, cucumber, and thinly sliced onion.
No matter which vegetables (or fruits) you add, the key is the dressing. Healthy fats signal satisfaction to the brain, allowing you to feel full. Low-fat dressings can leave you feeling completely unsatisfied after a salad. Combat this feeling by adding whole foods containing healthy fats, such as nuts or avocados, or using my favorite, super simple homemade dressing!
This is one item I always have on hand in my pantry! Enjoy!
- 3/4 cup olive oil extra virgin
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 tsp dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp dried basiL
- 1/8 tsp garlic powder
Mix all ingredients together in a container. Shake well before serving. Use 1 - 2 tablespoons per serving. Store in a cool, dark place.