The other day, after looking at the ingredients of our “natural” salad dressings, I thought we may need to make our own. Maria loves lots of dressing, well, maybe we all do, but it can also be expensive. Well, I am happy to share we came up with something all plant based, healthy and delicious, better than anything you could pour out of a glass bottle. (Seriously! And just two, healthy ingredients)
We found a couple of beloved items in the fridge and tried them out, and it was a HUGE success. Not only did everyone love them, but the kids could use as much as they wanted, and us too, guilt free. Plus, it’s very versatile, I even gave it to my boys as veggie dip, and they gobbled them up, feeling so fancy and fresh with their huge amount of ‘dip.’ (Mwahaha)
So, here are the two ingredients:
One ripe mango, and two small cucumbers (Or one large one, I suppose) In our opinion, salad dressing is best sweet, and this dressing is so yummy and sweet, and the cucumbers with their high water content give it a good pour ability.
Cut the cucumber and mangos up, put in food processor or blender and mix for about a minute.
When you pour it on your salad, you feel a little indulgent, being able to cover each piece with this yummy, sweet, healthy stuff, which is a fun luxury–then you think–wait, this stuff is good for me!
We made pitas for dinner with grapes, chopped almonds, one tiny piece of chicken we pan fried and lettuce from the garden and a couple tomatoes. I honestly think it was the yummiest meal we’ve had. Everyone asked for seconds, so I have to go chop almonds again–because I wanted more, too.
Before dinner, I let the kids snack on left over veggies from Elijah’s party. The kids are always starving right before dinner, so I lay out veggies often and let them go for it. With this veggies tray, I had just chucked the dip that came with because the dairy was the least of our worries, but gave them some of the dressing to dip them in. They LOVED it, the mango is so sweet.
Not going to lie, we were pretty darn proud of ourselves! A new staple that makes you feel great!
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We need more ideas! What are your salad dressing recipes? We love making things ourselves because we don’t like creepy ingredients, and it’s so much cheaper. How often do you each salad, what is your favorite kind?