Friday, October 14, 2011

Citrus Dressing

We were making dinner last night and cleaning out the fridge and the produce bin, trying to use up as much fresh produce before we had to put it in the compost bin or in the freezer for future soup stock.

With that in mind I picked through and weeded out all the veggies in the drawer and had a salad, ready to go. Except for one thing. I was not in the mod for bottled dressing. Even if you go with the 'healthier' versions, you are still eating processed food. But I knew I could find something better.

I had quite a few oranges left over from my organic produce co-op and did not want to lose them. So, through the power of the internet, I started searching for a citrus dressing. On about the 3rd hit I found one I liked and had all the ingredients for(very important in this house). I did have to alter one ingredient though, for I do not use honey, but thank the stars above for agave. This was so simple and the lightness and freshness was unbelievable. So here goes. And trust me when I say this will be a staple for my salads.

1/3 cup agave
1/3 cup fresh squeezed orange juice (about 1 good orange)
1/4 Dijon style mustard
1-2 T olive oil (optional)
Add the first three ingredients in a bowl and whisk together until well blended. Then slowly drizzle in the oil and keep on whisking. That is it.

This one is so simple it scares me. And this is what I keep telling folks who are moving over to a healthier diet. Do-it-slowly! You did not get unhealthy over-night, you will not get healthy over night. But think of how good you will feel once you get there. So go make this and remember,!

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