Olive Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing
Dressing Leafy Greens with Beautiful Bacteria
How could I make apple cider vinegar palatable so our bodies could enjoy the benefits as well as our taste buds?
The answer was in the dressing.
In my late teens, I remember having this homemade salad dressing that was tangy, salty, nutty and garlicky. It was served to me over numerous vegetarian dinners at my close girlfriends house. As we took our seats to eat, she would set down a wooden bowl filled with leafy greens and shredded carrots then following it by a bottle of freshly made olive oil and apple cider vinegar sauce.
I remember dressing my leaves and never wanting my salad bowl to end. Suddenly, I had created this relationship with my new favorite salad topping and I was in love.
A year ago, I had reached out to her for an ingredient list and she kindly shared it with me.
1/2 Cup Olive Oil
1/2 Cup Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar
3 Cloves Pressed Garlic
1 Tablespoon Liquid Aminos or Soy Sauce
3 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
Whisk together all ingredients in bowl. Mix well before serving as ingredients will naturally separate.
Her family has inspired me to try and incorporate a salad each time I sit down for dinner. It’s an easy way for anyone to start eating more greens. Even if you start out with just romaine lettuce. Over time you can experiment and start adding red lettuce, mixed greens, kale and arugula. I try to always have lettuce in my fridge and my hope is to inspire others to do the same.
Benefits of the Beautiful Bacteria, Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is well known in the health community and is made from fermenting apple cider. Its known as the "cure all" because it helps your body heal pretty much everything! The main beautiful bacteria in apple cider vinegar, acetic acid, can cure pathogens and kill bacteria from the body. Apple cider vinegar helps your digestive tract by increasing stomach acid, which in turn helps to break down food and in return your body will absorb more nutrients. Use this as a salad dressing, and the nutrients from those leafy greens will be better absorbed during your meal. One of the most important benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar is that it lowers blood sugar. Next time you are consuming a high starch meal, use this as a dressing, it will help to control the glucose levels in the body.