Nobody pays me to say that.
The Vita-Mix blender has really revolutionized how I spend time in my kitchen. I use it daily, sometimes more than once a day. So, I'm starting a series of posts called:
PUT THIS IN YOUR VITAMIX AND BLEND IT.
I'm calling this recipe "Green Goddess Dressing".
"Put this in your Vitamix and blend it" Ingredients:
- 1 carrot
- 1 handful fresh parsley
- 1/2 lemon - juiced
- 1/3 cup of raw sesame seeds
- 1/4 tsp. sea salt
- 1 TB miso paste (which you can get at an Asian market or Whole Foods/Earth Fare)
- 1 clove garlic - peeled
- 1 TB extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup filtered water
Enjoy with your favorite salad or as a dipping sauce for veggies.
Here's the salad recipe I used:
- 1 head red bibb lettuce
- several handfuls of arugula
- chopped cucumber
- sliced mushrooms
- sliced tomatoes
In general, I limit my salads to 5 ingredients so that they can really shine.
Why is it healthier to make your own salad dressing?
Not only does it taste better, because it's fresh, it does not contain all the "unhealthy" oils and additives that come in the stuff from a store. Most brands, even the "good" ones, contain canola oil or soybean oil.
This salad dressing can be made "gluten-free" if you check the label on your miso paste to be sure it is free of gluten.
Whenever possible, eat organic and eat local!!!