Every now and then I get a question by email (or through my Facebook page) that I think everyone would love to hear the answer to.
A couple of days ago, a chap named Tony asked me a really great question, and it is one that I think a lot of people wonder.
Alkaline Diet & Salad Dressings?
I’ve been reading things over and I’m hungry right now! Thought I would go ahead and have a salad even though technically it’s still breakfast time. I have fresh spinach and red bell pepper (capsicum), but what is best for a salad dressing? I usually have balsamic and olive oil.”
Dressings can be your secret to loving salads, at any time of day. Admittedly, I might stray from 100% alkaline to 80% alkaline with my dressings at that time of day…but there are so many ways you can easily make a salad more exciting within seconds with a quick and delicious dressing.
Here are some suggestions:
– fresh squeezed orange juice (1/4 orange per serve) and drizzle of olive oil
– same but with lemon (this is more alkaline)
– lemon, crushed garlic, mustard (a little) and olive oil (mixed together)
– olive oil, lemon juice and pomegranate
– surprisingly, stirring hummous through a salad makes a great thick and creamy dressing
Another simple one is to simply use or make infused olive or flax oils – these can be infused with herbs, spices, garlic etc. I personally love basil, chilli, garlic, rosemary (not all together) infused oils.
They’re really easy to make, you just decant some oil into a dark glass bottle and pop in the herbs/spices and leave for a few days/weeks.
Finally, I recommend making one or two delicious creamy, alkaline dressings each week (these will last 3-4 days in the fridge). Here are two I absolutely love that will help get you started:
I hope this helps! I’d prob go for the orange dressing at breakfast!
I have some more recipes in my recipe book and on my blog for breakfasts and for dressings (and salads!).
Hope this helps!
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