Dressing. Yep, this amazing, mouth-watering, tangy, golden liquid that has the power to transform ‘meh’ into ‘WOW’. I’m putting myself out there and telling you that you really must make this. It’s easy, you probably have most of the ingredients already, and it will change your life. Not in a ‘just won the lottery’ kind of way, in a ‘great I don’t have to think about what I’m going to eat ’cause I know this can transform the contents of my fridge into fabulous’ kind of way – that’s life changing, right? It saves you time, mental energy, and dare I say money as it is a great way to use up left-overs, or those straggly bits of whatever.
Case in point here. This is certainly not the most attractive looking salad. There are kidney beans, sunflower seeds, celery, kale, cucumber, avocado, red capsicum, and a dollop of home-made sauerkraut on the top. It’s all I had. But then I added THE dressing. And ka-pow, fabulous! This dressing also works exceptionally well with lentils, and yesterday’s delightfulness was green lentils, roasted beetroot, goat’s cheese, cherry tomatoes, avocado, and THE dressing – my mouth is still watering… In fact, I think the word dressing is a little mundane sounding for this one, let’s call it a vinaigrette.
So without further a do, here is what you will need.
Life-Changing Golden Vinaigrette
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tbs mustard (I used seeded)
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 – 1/2 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp maple syrup
chilli flakes or cayenne pepper to taste
Place all ingredients into a glass jar. Pop the lid on and shake to combine. Done!
This will make enough for you to dress around 5 servings. Store the leftovers in an airtight jar in the fridge, ready to work its magic. I also may just happen to have included a combination of herbs and spices here that will bring warmth to the digestive system, ensure maximum benefit of the ingredients, and encourage proper nutrient absorption from your salad. Just by the by, if you pour this over some cooked chickpeas and leave to marinate overnight, this is quite special also.