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Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Little Something Extra

I eat a lot of salads...
usually twice a day.
Lunch and dinner.
It's all due to my quest to be healthier and Dr. Oz.
Do you watch him?
I really like his seems that there is always something new to learn.

Ok...back to salads.
I have tried just about every low fat/no fat salad dressing on the market 
and they just don't cut it for me anymore.
Turning to Pinterest, I found several recipes...
some good 
some not so good.

Here are two {I've modified a bit} that we consider keepers!

Green Goddess Dressing (inspired by Green Cuisine Cookbook)

1 garlic clove
1 c packed avocado
7-8 tbsp water
5 tbsp apple cider vinegar
4-5 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 c packed fresh basil leaves
1/2 c packed fresh parsley
1/2 c packed green onion greens

Put all ingredients in a blender/food processor until smooth. Makes about 1 cup.

This one's a little sweeter.

Nathan Pritikin's Italian Dressing (submitted anonymously on Pinterest)

1/2 c freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 c rice vinegar
1/4 c frozen apple juice concentrate
1/4 c water
2 green onions chopped
1/4 tsp dried sage
1/4 tsp garlic powder

Combine all ingredients in blender until well mixed. Makes about 1.5 cups.

Now, with something a little extra, and really healthy, my salads are even better!


  1. I know totally what you mean about "healthy" salad dressings. I usually use Paul Newman's Balsamic Vinegarette. (I think that's what it's called)...and now I'm going to try yours! Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. Hi Sharlotte, I found you on GYB. I'm now a new follower and look forward to making your Green Goddes recipe. Love for you to come by for a visit....anytime.


  3. Applause.. applause!! from the woman who starts her day saying "I will make a salad today" and then never does. Hanging my head in shame. However, yesterday I did make a juiced watermelon and carrot drink. I hope that counts as a good start!!! LOL

  4. I am on a renewed salad kick too and for the same reason. I have to admit that I have never tried any version of green goddess dressing. I need to try it, and I am positive that I need to try the one with the apple juice. Oh yes...


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