At as many as 150 calories per 2 tablespoons, some dressings can almost neutralize the health benefits of eating a salad- especially if made with hydrogenated or low-quality oils.
This versatile dressing recipe contains raw garlic to preserve the allicin compound responsible for many of garlic’s health benefits, including its Glutathione content. Depending on the amount of garlic you add, it can pack a spicy punch and can be tweaked to showcase different flavors. For example, adding a bit of extra tarragon and rosemary gives a Provencal taste, whereas additional basil and Parmesan gives more of an Italian taste.
Bonus: Add anchovies for DMAE and Omega-3 benefits while increasing the Caesar-like experience.
- 1 Cup Olive Oil
- ½ cup fresh lemon juice
- 3 garlic cloves
- 2-4 tables spoons of fresh herbs minced (thyme, basil, rosemary, tarragon are all recommended)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Pepper to taste
- Chili flake (optional) to taste
1. Combine ingredients in blender and blend until well mixed.
2. Use right away and store excess in an air tight container
What are your Perricone-friendly dressing recipes?