This recipe may turn out to be my crowning gift to mankind. It may even save the human race from turning into fat cancer ridden trolls! Check out this recipe on AllRecipes.com.
Take the following ingredients and place them in a blender:
- 2/3 cup water
- 1/2 cup raw apple cider vinegar
- 4 tbsp raw wild honey
- 2 tbsp whole grain Dijon mustard
- 2 large garlic cloves minced
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp mustard powder (optional, adds mild heat and mustard flavor)
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional, adds moderate heat for a spicy kick, recommended)
- Salt and black pepper to taste, I do around 1/2 tsp of each.
Turn the blender on low and add in:
- 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
Crank the blender to high for around 10-20 seconds until the mustard seeds just start to break down and the liquid takes on a brighter yellow color.
The end result is a mind-blowing salad dressing that’s quite possibly the best tasting dressing on the face of the earth.
All of this fits neatly into one of these salad shakers.
Not only is this dressing crazy good, it’s also ridiculously good for you. Practically every ingredient on that list has antimicrobial properties. The only parts of the dressing that have any significant calories are the honey and the mustard, which barely register anyways.
If this dressing was made with the traditional olive oil, instead of the xanthan gum and water, it would be around 1500 calories per bottle. As this recipe stands now, it is around 365 calories per bottle. I’ve made this both ways, and I have to tell you that the reduced calorie version arguably tastes better. It has a cleaner flavor without any fatty olive undertones from the olive oil, yet it still clings to the plate and the pallet as if it was made with fat.
Be sure to add the xanthan gum while the blender is on or you may experience clumping. Don’t be afraid to play around with the various levels of spices to suit your taste buds. If you like it spicy, add more cayenne. If you like it sweeter, add more honey. Conversely, if you can’t handle the spice, take out the mustard powder and the cayenne – but know that doing so will make me sad.
Using this dressing liberally, you could literally eat pounds of salad per day and drop weight like a brick falling off the Empire State Building. If you’re like me and you love to douse your salads in dressing, this may be a godsend.