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.
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)
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):
- Heart health – phenolic compounds and monounsaturated fats are associated with reducing the risk of heart disease due to their ability to help reduce blood pressure, as well as improve cholesterol levels. 2https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22000808/
- EVOO is a great source of antioxidants, including vitamin E and carotenoids which help to protect cells from free radical damage. 3https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22000808/
- Anti-inflammatory compounds such as oleocanthal and oleuropein, help to reduce the risk of chronic inflammation. 4https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25322908/
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.
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