(pictured with Snacking Salad with Apricots and Roasted Almonds)

1/4 cup (60 mL) fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp (30 mL) natural soy or organic yogourt
1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) honey
1/4 tsp (1 mL) sea salt (to taste)
1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground cumin
1/4 tsp (1 mL) turmeric
1/4 tsp (1 mL) cinnamon
1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground ginger
1/4 cup (60 mL) flaxseed or extra-virgin olive oil

These ingredients provide so much more nutrition than a commercial dressing. Cumin, ginger, and cinnamon have a multitude of healing properties, including aiding digestion and helping to reduce blood pressure.

Whisk together lemon juice, yogourt, honey, and spices. Slowly whisk in oil to a smooth, creamy consistency. The dressing will develop a rich yellow colour over time, adding beautiful rich tones to grains and vegetables.

Makes 2/3 cup (160 mL)

source: "Staving Off Cravings", alive #295, May 2007

About the Author

Sally Errey is the bestselling author of Staying Alive! Cookbook for Cancer Free Living (Belissimo Books, 2004). To have Sally speak at your event, visit myhappytummy.com.