Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Spicy Basil and Orange Vinegrette

This is a very versatile dressing which can be used from mixed greens, kale, bok choy,  romaine or some other type of leafy greens
The ingredients needed for this are as follows

250ml of Orange juice not from concentrate or 3-4 juiced oranges
125ml of Fresh Basil
375ml of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
10ml Flax Seed Oil
125ml of Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar or Rice Vinegar.
Sea Salt and Fresh Cracked Pepper to taste
Cayenne Pepper or Chili Flakes for some extra heat (optional)
Agave, Stevia, or honey to sweeten (optional)

Put the orange juice and the basil in the blender with the vinegar and the slowly incorporate the oil once combined you will have a nice vinegrette to share with your family.  This is a traditional vinegrette suing the 3:1 ratio of oil to vinegar.  Even though this has oil and vinegar it is essential to keep your joints and muscles lubricated and natural oils are the best for this Flax seed has many health benefits and is incorporated into this not only becasue of this aspect it has some nice flavor contrasts as well. --> --> --> --> --> -->
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