I have started to eat really healthy for the past month and I am experimenting a lot in the kitchen about alternative and healthy ways to eat your food. Now some salads even though they are loaded with Veggies, can sometimes have many calories because of the dressing you put onto your salad. It plays a big part in promoting healthy eating. So, I came up with my very own dressing which is loaded with flavour, No calories and it kicks your salad up a few notches. Not just a notch. Just like Chef Emiral Lagasse would say. Now it depends on how much Salad you are making, so eyeball how much of the ingredients below as to the quantity. Like say you have more than 5 people to feed or as desired or as you go, but here are my measurements.
Now without further due, here is my flavorful dressing.
Ingredients you will need to mix in separate bowl before adding to your garden salad:
1 tsp — Ground sumach Sumac (like a purplish/reddish powder)
1 tsp — of Salt
1 tsp — Black Pepper or Cracked Black Pepper.
1 tbsp — Ground Dried Mint
1 tsp — Ground and Chopped Parsley Flakes (You can find it in your spice aisle at the grocery store)
Pinch — of Cinnamon with the tip of your fingers. Not too much!
half tsp — of Ground Ginger
2 — Fresh Lemons — Make sure the skin is bright yellow as we will use some to zest about 1 tbsp worth of zest, maybe just a bit more than cut it in half and squeeze both Lemons well. Make sure you roll it a few times on your counter or cutting board to activate the juices inside and it will be easier to squeeze out with your Lemon squeeze.
3 tbsp — Olive Oil
3 tbsp — of Pure White Vinegar
1 Lime — Squeezed both sides and cut in half — Follow the same concept as Lemon but without Zesting it.
—– **NOTE** You can play around with the quantity and depending how small or big your salad is, make it according to the number amount of servings.
Mix all the Liquid ingredients first, then as you go, add each dry ingredient separately into the mix and keep mixing it with your tbsp and then let your salad dressing sit for about 10 to 15 minutes until the dry ingredients have settled with Liquid ingredients because you want to let them incorporate with each other. Do not add it into the salad until after you let it sit. meanwhile you wait for the dressing to settle, set the table, do the dishes you took out to make your lunch or dinner so less washing of dishes later and you can get things done quicker after, then by the time you do all that, it will settle in, then you mix it well into the salad, and there you have it. Talin’s Salad Dressing. .