Time to dress up!!

Following on from my post about salads I though I would pop up a quick guide to doing some super fast and easy dressings.  Dressings honestly make the world of difference when it comes to salads and as long as you use good quality oils then, yes they add ‘calories’ but as you are hopefully beginning to realise, there is more to life than calories.  Quality matters!  Throwing in some fresh lemon juice along with the oil can enhance the ability of the body to absorb nutrients in the salad so what’s not to love!  so have a go and remember to experiment with different dressings on different foods and see what works for you.  Throw taste and flavour rules out of the window and just have some fun!

Here are 4 simple recipes to have a go with:

Tahini dressing

Juice of 1 lemon

Zest of 1 lemon

2 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp tahini

1 garlic clove, crushed

Shake it all up together and use with salads, especially good with roasted vegetables and/or cous cous! YUM


French mustard dressing

6 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp white wine vinegar

1 tsp Dijon mustard

½ clove garlic crushed

1 pinch sea salt

pinch freshly ground black pepper

Mix all the ingredients up and give it a good shake and use on salads – goes really well with green salads


Yoghurt dressing

100mls natural yoghurt

2tbsp white wine vinegar

1 tbsp olive oil

pinch of salt and pepper

Shake it all up together and use over EVERYTHING.  This is the most useful and delicious dressing – try it!

Now you just need some fantastic salads to try them on….! Broswe our salad ideas and get inspired or create your own and let us know.  We always love to hear about your creations.


Faith x