Saturday, June 5, 2010

Alkaline Salad Dressing

Thanks to my mother-in-law (Betty Mellon) and sister-in-law (Paula Mellon) I have gotten more creative with my salads.  I used to do the same boring salad and by week two I was over the whole veggie experience.  I honestly love my salads now & will share my favorites.  I would LOVE for you to share your favorite salads.  You can email me at or post them in the comments below.

The one thing that bothered me about my salads was that my salad dressing was acidic.  In one recipe, I used balsamic vinegar. In another, I used seasoned rice vinegar.  I pretty much knew that any good I was doing with my alkaline veggies was completely offset by my acidic dressing.

Just tonight I discovered this recipe for alkaline salad dressing and I could not wait to share:
1/3 cup fresh lemon or lime juice
2/3 cup cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
1/2 clove minced garlic
1 teaspoon oregano
Dash of salt and cayenne pepper

Here are my favorite salads these days:

Salad #1:
Romaine, halved cherry tomatoes, sliced avocados, sliced green onion, and artichoke hearts (these are not alkaline but I love them too much). 

Salad #2:
Spring mix lettuce, halved cherry tomatoes, red onion, sliced radishes, sliced cucumbers, sliced carrots.  Sunflower seeds are also alkaline.

As an aside, I was checking out store bought salad dressings today.  I was appalled at the rotten ingredients: high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated everything, monosodium glutamate, Red #40, etc.  It blows my mind that salad dressing contains this stuff.

Small changes in our lives will make a big difference in our health.

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