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Lemon and Oil Dressing


    Vary the taste of this simple dressing by replacing the garlic and onions with dill or chives. Add mustard and a drop of honey and it will taste completely different again. There is no limit to your imagination.


    Fats and weight loss

    Essential fatty acids in healthy oils, such as those from flax seed and pumpkin seed, curb hunger and actually help weight loss. When you diet by starving the body of nutrients, you lower metabolism and thus gain more weight on returning to old eating habits. The secret to losing weight is eating smarter and better!


    Lemon and Oil Dressing


    • Juice of 1 lemon
    • 4 Tbsp (50 ml) flax seed oil
    • 1 Tbsp (15 ml) extra-virgin olive oil, pumpkin seed oil or any nut oil
    • 1/2 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 Tbsp (15 ml) white or red onion, minced
    • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) nutritional yeast
    • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) herbal salt, such as Herbamare or Country Sun
    • Splash of balsamic, wine or apple cider vinegar
    • 1/8 tsp (0.5 ml) soy sauce (optional)



    In a large salad bowl, whisk lemon juice and flax seed oil until creamy. Add olive oil (or pumpkin seed oil), garlic, onion, yeast, herbal salt, vinegar and soy sauce (if desired); whisk until well blended. Add salad greens, toss well and serve immediately. Makes enough for four salad servings.



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