Classic French Dressing is a very simple salad dressing. Its ingredients have so many health benefits that it's Almost medicine!
Classic French Dressing is a very simple salad dressing. Never the less, it contains ingredients with so many health benefits that you can almost consider it medicine!
Health Benefits Of Olive Oil
Olive oil is one of the most stable plant oils loosing out only to coconut and palm oils. By stable I mean that it doesn’t get rancid easily. And that’s because nearly three quarters of olive oil are monounsaturated fatty acids. It also contains high amounts of vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that protects the oil. Olive oil improves blood lipid composition or the LDL/HDL ratio by decreasing LDL and increasing HDL.
I always encourage my clients to use cold press unrefined olive oil, especially in salad dressings. First of all, cold extraction method uses the lowest heat (80-90F) that doesn’t destroy heat sensitive compounds. Second, unrefined oil means only mechanical filtering was used. And no additional refining tricks like chemical bleaching or deodorization were performed. Due to this type of processing oil comes out rich in flavor, color and nutrients that are true to the olives. It’s best to eat this kind of oil raw like in this classic French dressing.
Health Benefits Of Mustard
The brand of mustard is not just a matter of taste. Please read the labels and choose mustard without preservatives, artificial flavors or coloring agents. Mustard seeds with their pungent flavor are stimulating. They also enhance circulation and help excrete excess water.
Health Benefits Of Garlic
Garlic is my absolute favorite spice! It belongs to the onion family and shares many of the same medicinal qualities. However, garlic has the strongest medicinal powers of all onion family. First, it is an incredible cardio protector. Second, garlic is a superior anti-inflammatory agent! Garlic is also a powerful antimicrobial agent. It acts on bacteria, viruses and parasites in the digestive tract and promotes healthy intestinal flora. Due to that, it can become a great preventative medicine against most infections in both respiratory and digestive systems.
Watch this two minute video to see how easy and quickly you can make your own salad dressing.
Classic French Dressing
¾ cup unrefined olive oil
¼ cup red wine or balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
3 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to taste