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Lime vinaigrette; Quick and easy homemade salad dressing recipes

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Learning how to cook healthy does not mean reinventing the wheel. Eating more veggies is certainly a good start. Then stock your fridge with a homemade salad dressing for a simple and invaluable health change.

About homemade dressings:

  • Some sauces freeze beautifully for later use.
  • Pairing homemade salad dressings up with vegetables and salads is a way to increase the amount of greens into our diets.
  • This heart healthy recipe can be used for marinades, dipping sauces, glazes, or tasty dressings.

Health benefits:

  • Reducing sugar cravings for those battling high blood sugar and diabetes is always a concern due to the added (and hidden) sugars found in bottled dressings.
  • Eating more raw vegetables provide that ‘crunch’ we tend to crave; having a dip or dressing can provide the additional flavor or creamy consistency that we all love.
  • To drizzle your favorite dressing over some fresh, organic mixed greens or chopped veggies can encourage the additional nutrients and vitamins you may be lacking in your current diet.

Ingredients:
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1-2 t. lime zest
1 T. brown rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
1 clove garlic, crushed
¼ t. sea salt
¼ t. ground cumin
Pinch ground cardamom

Mix all ingredients in a bowl; whisk together until smooth.

Tips:
• Watch the video (included at the start of this article) for further nutritional information and tips on how to make an easy homemade salad dressings and dress it up with natural flavors.
• Always consult your physician if you have special diet or health related issues.

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