This Date Dressing is a beautiful vinaigrette you could use in nearly everything. It is great as a dressing salad, but also delicious alongside roasted vegetables or healthy appetizers.
And the truth is that nothing beat a homemade dressing. Many people think that going out and having salad is healthy. It would be except for the salad dressing they use to add to them. Most of thesebottled dressings are loaded with refinated sugars or unhealthy fats. That’s why I always go for a classic drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and lemon when I am eating out.
But when you are at home, it all other story. You can create such beautiful dressings knowing exactly what you put on them. You know, a good dressing will turn any salad into a masterpiece!
If you are bored of your classic honey-mustard combination, give this Date Dressing a try. You won’t get disappointed!
Dates are sweet by nature. They help you to keep a healthy metabolism since they are rich in minerals as magnesium, copper and potassium. Extra virgin olive oil is my favourite oil, is the oil I grew up and the oil that will never let me down. Olive oil contains good fats, monounsaturated fats, which can lower your cholesterol and keep your heart healthy by lowering blood pressure.. It is packed with antioxidants as carotenoids and vitamin E, and they help you fighting the damage of free radicals in the body. Extra virgin olive oil reduces inflammation, the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, prevents osteoporosis among many other benefits.
So after all this, how would you pair this amazing dressing? Please tag your photos on Instagram #healthyforkful so I can see your beautiful creations.
- 2 pitted dates soaked in hot water for at least 5 minutes
- 60 ml extra virgin olive oil
- 30 ml fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 cm fresh ginger grated
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- a pinch chili flakes
- a pinch ground cinnamon
- reserved date soaking water
Put all ingredients (except for the reserved water from the dates) into a food processor or a hand blender. Blend on high, scraping down the sides if necessary.
If necessary, add a couple spoon of the reserved water to get the blade moving. You want it smooth and a kind of creamy texture.
Check the seasoning.