Dressing is what really makes a good salad. Tasty dressing can get you wanting fresh greens every day. Opposite to this, a bland salad can be awfully boring to eat, plus won’t seduce you to eat those fresh greens that are so good for your body.
Two of my favorite ingredients for making dressing these days are oranges and herbs.
I love oranges in replacement of vinegar because they are milder in flavor. They can also be sweet and that is a great plus for my sweet tooth.
Herbs, not only add great aroma and flavor to your meals, but also have incredible and underestimated nutritional value.
In this opportunity I chose parsley. This herb has very powerful anti-inflammatory properties; so much is highly recommended for people suffering from chronic inflammation, like arthritis. It is also very antioxidant, and it is packed with vitamins and minerals like vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B9, vitamin B6, potassium and many more. I could keep on going and fill up two pages talking about its nutritional value. No kidding.
My recommendation would be to use herbs more often and in more quantity, you have no idea what you are missing out on, if you are not making them a staple in your diet.
So, let me now share with you my herb and orange dressing.
- A fourth of a red onion finely chopped.
- Half a cup of parsley finely chopped
- 2 medium sweet oranges squeezed
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt to taste
Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.