The Dressing Diaries

Sauces, marinades, and dressings are the best complement to any meal. While providing important fats, micronutrients, and flavor, these medleys are often a final much-needed touch to satiate those tummy and taste buds! Each of these recipes shares a general direction inviting you to improvise and add your personal touch.

Ginger-beer & Chili Lime Dressing & Marinade

  • 4 ounces of olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons of toasted sesame oil

  • 1 ounce of balsamic vinegar

  • 1 ounce of soy sauce or coconut amino acids

  • 1 tablespoon of Sriracha or other chili sauce

  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons of honey

  • Lime juice from 1-2 limes

Stir all ingredients together or blend!

Superfood Chimmichurri Sauce

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Gut-Friendly Smoked Paprika Honey Mustard

  • 2/3 cups of EVOO

  • 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon of rice vinegar

  • 1-2 tablespoons of water

  • 1-2 tablespoons of honey

  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika

Lemon-Honey Miso Dressing

  • 8 ounces of olive oil

  • 6 ounces of lemon juice

  • 1 ounce of water

  • 3 cloves of garlic

  • 2 tablespoons of miso paste

  • 2 tablespoons of honey

  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt

Blend all ingredients on high until creamy & smooth. Store up to one week. Shake before each use.

The Best Basic Balsamic Reduction

  • 1 bottle (about 16 ounces) of high-quality balsamic vinegar

Pour vinegar into a medium saucepan. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer for 5-7 minutes. It is done if the reduction coats the back of a spoon. Store in glass container, and let cool in the fridge for an hour for a thicker consistency. Option to add maple syrup or honey for thicker consistency. (add one reduced to a simmer)

Vegan Pesto

  • 1/2 cup of olive oil

  • 1/4 cup of water

  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice

  • 1/2 cup of pine nuts

  • 2 cloves of garlic

  • 1/2 yellow pepper

  • 2 handfuls of basil

  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt

Blend or process on high for 20-30 seconds. Blend for longer if you prefer a smoother consistency.

Garlic, Basil & Mint Dressing

  • 1 packed cup of basil

  • Leaves from 5 mint sprigs

  • 3 cloves of garlic

  • 6-8 oz of olive oil

  • 1-2 tablespoons of honey

  • Sea salt & pepper to taste

Blend on high until smooth, add water if you'd like it slightly thinner.

Thai-Inspired Balsamic Vinny

  • 1/2 cup of avocado oil

  • 1 tablespoon of almond butter

  • 2 tablespoons of balsamic reduction

  • 2 cloves of minced garlic

  • 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon of water

  • 2 mint leaves, finely chopped

Combine all ingredients together and stir until smooth. Don't feel like chopping? Just blend it all together!

 Cilantro-Lime & Jalapeño Dressing

  • 1/2 cup of EVOO

  • 1 cup of packed cilantro

  • 1/4 shallot

  • 1 clove of garlic

  • 1/4 cup of lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes

  • 1/2 of a jalapeño

  • 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt

  • 1 teaspoon of pepper

  • Optional: Add honeydew melon, peach, or your favorite berry for a little extra sweet bite!

Blend together until smooth!

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