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Antioxidant-rich French dressing

This zingy, French-style salad dressing is a great way to add heart-healthy nutrients to your salads and wraps. Not only does it contain lots of anti-inflammatory ingredients, including antioxidant-rich herbs, but the olive oil also enhances the absorption of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K in your salad veggies.

Ingredients:

150ml extra virgin olive oil

50ml fresh lemon juice

15ml Vinegar No. 2 or plain apple cider vinegar

1 – 2 TSP mixed dried herbs (oregano, thyme, rosemary)

1 TSP ground turmeric

1/4 TSP honey

Pinch of sea salt and black pepper to taste

(You can adjust any of these ingredients according to your taste)

Method:

Mix all the ingredients together and store in a glass jar in the fridge. The oil may solidify so you may need to bring it out of the fridge ahead of time and give it a good shake!

Nutrient content per serving (5ml/TSP): Kcals 28, Fat 3g, Carb 0.3g, Fib 0g, Protein 0g

The antioxidant power of herbs:

Turmeric, oregano, thyme, and rosemary have extremely high levels of antioxidants, much more than fruits, vegetables, and nuts. A little goes a long way – half a teaspoon here or a pinch there will vastly increase the anti-oxidant value of your meal! Antioxidants are really beneficial for reducing inflammation in the body. 1http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2841576/pdf/1475-2891-9-3.pdf

There are numerous health benefits to including turmeric in your daily diet – here is an article that covers just a few of them – Turmeric – the super spice! The black pepper and oil in this recipe will also enhance the bioavailability of the curcumin.

Benefits of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO):

The gut health benefits of Vinegar No. 2:

This vinegar has a Mediterranean theme and flavour. It is made with oregano, rosemary, thyme, sage, ceylon cinnamon (pesticide, mycotoxin, and heavy-metal tested) green peppercorns –
whole pomegranate powder and yacon syrup.

Vinegar #2 has been lab tested by Campden BRI and found bactericidal against the following pathogens: Salmonella, Citrobacter, Staphylococcus, Pseudomonas, Yersinia, C. difficile, Campylobacter, Fusobacterium, Eggerthella, Vibrio, and Sphingomonas in vitro. You will receive laboratory documentation with your purchase.

Our vinegar begins with a base of raw apple cider vinegar and has not been homogenised or heat-treated at any point during the process, so the “mother” is still intact in the vinegar. 

Enjoy this heart-healthy dressing with one of our salad recipes – Gut-Healthy Super Salad or Multi-Grain salad 🙂

Looking for a probiotic salad dressing? Try El’s recipe for The best gut-healthy salad dressing, containing our award-winning Kefir!

Other related recipes and articles you might like –

Rosemary – the hero of the herb rack!

Gut-healthy Multi-grain salad

Gut Health Super Salad

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