Creamy Fermented Lemongrass Salad Dressing

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lemongrass-dressing

This recipe has become my new favourite, I’m devouring it on everything – quinoa salad, as a sauce on my rib eye steak! Full of nourishing fats, it’s quite rich so go sparingly but by making a jar, you can store it in your fridge and by adding some fermented sauerkraut juice it will keep for several weeks (the luscious pink colour comes from my signature purple kraut).

lemongrass-dressing

Olive Oil is a staple of the Mediterranean diet, renowned for reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, it is also a great source of Vitamin E which improves the health of your skin.  Not all olive oils are created equal, to receive the health benefits of olive oil purchase extra virgin, this signifies it has been cold-pressed without heating thus preserving the goodness of the olives.

I have used an essential oil in this recipe but please note you must use a 100% pure essential oil, a therapeutic grade oil that contains the plant and nothing else.  These are not the same as the ones that you purchase in health food shops which may claim they are 100% natural but will likely contain synthetic ingredients and are unsafe to consume.  For more details on how to source essential oils that are completely safe for cooking please contact me on vanessa@blog.thelifesutra.com

Lemongrass oil is used for promoting healthy digestion and detoxifying the body. In a very concentrated form, you will only need 2 drops of the this very special oil to provide a beautifully aromatic dressing.

Alternatively,  if you don’t have essential oils use a squeeze of lime juice in your dressing instead.

 

 

Creamy Fermented Lemongrass Salad Dressing
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 teablespoons of tahini
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of kraut juice
  • ½ teaspon of raw honey
  • 2 drops of lemongrass essential oil* or juice of ½ a lime
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in a small kilner jar or jam jar
  2. Place jar in fridge
  3. Good quality olive oil will harden in the fridge so you may need to add a little from a room temp bottle to soften and our.

* Only essential oils certified as safe to be used internally can be used in recipes so if in doubt please use lime juice.

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