Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

So simple!  More creative homemade goodness for your family!  Honey and mustard go together so beautifully and apple cider vinegar is considered a health elixir around here.  We think you should have a ‘lil bit of apple cider vinegar every day!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, first cold pressed
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1/4 cup prepared mustard
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (Bragg’s is the best brand)

Instructions

  1. Mix together, for a sweeter version, increase honey to taste

Cashew Dressing

Want to do something great for the hearts of those you love?  Have a handful of cashews!  Cashews are known to do the body good!  Nut consumption is reported to lower your risk of cardiovascular and coronary heart disease.  Hooray for cashews!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sunflower, safflower or grapeseed oil (needs to be a mild oil with no strong flavor)
  • 1/3 cup tamari sauce or nama shoyu (could substitute soy sauce)
  • 1/3 cup organic apple cider vinegar (Bragg’s is our favorite brand)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 handfuls raw cashews

Instructions

  1. Blend in blender

Submitted by long time co-op fan, Kim M.Kim says “This lasts several weeks in my fridge. My daughter calls it “Mom’s Magical Dressing,” because she wouldn’t eat salad before she tried this dressing.”

Lime & Garlic Salad Dressing

Two of my daughters whipped this concoction up in a matter of minutes!  Easy and homemade.   Great for getting your immune system headed in a healthy direction with fresh lime juice and pressed garlic.  Try added cayenne if you love a little hot jolt to make your salad hum!

Ingredients

  • 3-4 organic limes (equal to least 1/2 cup lime juice)
  • 4 tablespoons of mustard
  • 2 cups of extra virgin olive oil or sunflower oil
  • 3 minced/pressed garlic cloves (it’s gonna be STRONG in garlic flavor)
  • Celtic sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste (we use about 1/2 tsp of each)
  • 4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. Whisk together! Enjoy!

Cilantro Salad Dressing

Cilantro is your friend!   The next time you head out for Mexican or Thai food. .. enjoy some cilantro.  You are doing your body a favor for sure.  Cilantro is said to contain immune-boosting properties that help prevent urinary tract and fungal infections.  Like other green leafy vegetables, cilantro is a source of iron and magnesium.  When we get a bunch of cilantro, we snip the ends off and promptly put the cilantro in a small mason jar with water to extend the life of the herb.  Then, we use cilantro in guacamole, beans, soup or salad and if there is any left, we make this tasty dressing!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves and or stems
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp. raw local honey

Instructions

  1. Process in blender until smooth and creamy then refrigerate.

Zesty Caesar Salad Dressing & Salad

Caesar salad with no guilt and only great ingredients!  This is a wonderfully yummy way to get greens and loads of garlic and vitamin C in your family.  Dairy and gluten free as an added bonus.  Fresh pressed, raw garlic and fresh lemon. . .couldn’t be a better combination.  Enjoy a caesar salad today!

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ngredients

  • 2 heads of romaine lettuce washed and torn in bite size pieces
  • Mix in a small bowl:
  • – Juice of two organic lemons
  • – 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
  • – 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • – 12 minced/pressed garlic cloves (it’s gonna be STRONG in garlic flavor)
  • – Celtic sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste (we use about 1/2 tsp of each)
  • – 2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • – 4 tablespoons mayonnaise (we use safflower or sunflower oil based mayo – Sir Kensington’s is a great brand)
  • To quadruple this recipe
  • 1.5 cups lemon juice
  • 8 TBL mustard
  • 4 cups olive oil
  • garlic can stay the same or slightly increased
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup mayo

Instructions

  1. This salad is lovely with just dressing if you are avoiding cheese or with wholewheat croutons and freshly shredded Parmesan cheese.

Asian Cole Slaw Salad Dressing

This is an Asian style cole slaw submitted by a happy co-op member!  Anytime I see a recipe with cabbage, I am all over it!  Cabbage is cancer fighting and does beautiful things for your body!

From Maria S.  “I used about a quarter of the cabbage from the co op. I shredded it and added thin slices of cucumber, bell peppers, chopped scallions and also toasted sunflower seeds. The dressing has soy sauce, rice vinegar ( or cider vinegar) ,extra virgin olive oil, honey, fresh grated ginger and fresh pressed garlic and water. Toasted sesame oil can be added optional for a more rich flavor.”

Ingredients

  • Dressing
  • 3 pressed small cloves of garlic, 
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root 
  • 3/4 cup olive oil 
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar (or cider)
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce (Tamari for gluten free)
  • 3 tablespoons honey (optional if you like sweet dressings)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp sesame oil (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a 1 pint glass jar or larger, combine the garlic, ginger, olive oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, honey, and water. Cover the jar with a tight fitting lid, and shake well. Remove lid, and heat jar in the microwave for 1 minute just to dissolve the honey. Let cool, and shake well before serving. Store covered in the refrigerator. Leave at room temperature before using so oil will liquefy.

Ranch Dressing

Ingredients 

 ½ Cup plain whole milk yoghurt 

3/4 cup buttermilk (we use home-made) 

3 tablespoons home-made mayo

1 ½ teaspoons real lemon juice

1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard

⅛ teaspoon finely minced onion 

¼ teaspoon freshly minced garlic

1 tablespoon freshly chopped fresh chives 

Salt to taste 

Instructions 

Mix ingredients together in a bowl with a fork and then whisk.

Garlic and Lemon Salad Dressing

Ingredients 

3 tablespoons olive oil 

2 tablespoons lemon juice (one lemon)

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 

¼ teaspoon pink Himalayan salt 

¼ teaspoon pepper 

1 teaspoon maple syrup 

1 garlic clove (pressed)

Instructions

Toss with chopped Kale, dried cranberries, avocado chopped pecans and crumbled feta delicious!!! 

How do you use this combination?

Lemon Kale Salad with Berries

Lemon kale salad?  with Berries?  Total hit with family and friends!  A dear southern friend has served this salad several times with great success.

Salad Ingredients

  • 6 cups of Kale, de-stemmed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 slivered almonds
  • diced Monterey Jack cheese or feta to taste

Vinaigrette Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp of minced fresh garlic
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp of Honey
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 cup (or less) of light olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Place ALL vinaigrette ingredients in blender except olive oil and pulse for 2 minutes. Slowly drizzle in olive oil and blend till emulsified. Pour over salad ingredients.