October is Dressing Recipes!

Halloween is a fun time to dress up but how about dressing up your salad and food!

Whenever I write up diet plans for my training clients a common question I usually receive is “What type of dressing should I use on my salad or what can I put on my food to add flavor?” This month’s recipes will focus on healthy alternatives to your usual store bought salad dressing and condiments.

I enjoy getting creative in the kitchen and using whatever fruit or fresh herbs I have on hand.  Two of my family’s favorites are Orange Basil dressing and Lemon Dill dressing.

Orange Basil Dressing

2-3 Oranges, Squeeze the juice of the oranges into your food processor

Add one handful of fresh basil

Add approximately ½ cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Add 1-2 teaspoons of agave syrup (dependent on your taste buds)

Puree all ingredients in your food processor and you are ready to dress your salad!

Lemon Dill Dressing

Squeeze approximately 1/3 cup of lemon juice into your food processor

Add a small handful of fresh dill

Add ½ Cup of EVO

Add 1 tablespoon of agave syrup

Optional - Season with garlic powder, fresh black pepper

Puree all ingredients in your food processor and dress up your salad!

Tofu Mayonnaise

½ Block of silken or soft tofu

3 tablespoons of EVO

Juice of ½ lemon

1 heaping teaspoon of spicy mustard

½ teaspoon black pepper

Place all ingredients in your food processor and puree until the texture becomes smooth.  Great to use in place of mayo in an egg salad recipe!

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