What makes a salad dangerous to your heart? The salad dressing – if it is made with commercial vegetable oils! This dressing makes your salad both interesting and healthy!
We know that inflammation is behind atherosclerosis, the main cause of coronary artery disease and heart attack. Clinical trials have shown that vegetable oils are likely to promote cancer and perhaps even heart disease.
This study published in the Lancet in 2004 has shown that approximately 90% of heart disease cases are preventable by simple changes to diet and lifestyle. One small change with a major impact is to change your salad dressing.
In one of her talks, Sally Fallon Morell asks how salad could cause heart attacks. This is how! The poor oils that you pour onto the salad. Using a low fat dressing doesn’t solve any problem either, as I’ve said many times – you need fat to absorb the minerals in the wonderful vegetables – you need a salad dressing made with healthy fats on your salad.
I eat two salads a day – that is a lot of oil in the salad dressing. I knew I had to make my own dressing and get those rancid oils out of my diet! I’ve mentioned that I did not like olive oil, so now I use this wonderful avocado oil!
The fresh basil and herbs give this creamy salad dressing a pop. There is no dairy and no seed spices – good for those on the Autoimmune protocol.
I find that using an immersion blender for making salad dressings helps to keep them from separating.
- 1/2 cup avocado oil (where to buy)
- 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (where to buy)
- 3 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp granulated garlic (where to buy salt and spices)
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 2 Tbsp minced fresh basil
- 2 Tbsp minced fresh chives or scallion
- Add all the ingredients to the cup of your immersion blender
- Blend thoroughly
- Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving
- Lasts one week in the refrigerator
- Immersion Blender (where to buy)
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These recipes are suitable for Paleo, SCD, GAPS and all grain free eaters.