Is salad a staple at your table? Perhaps you have it as a side dish every night with dinner, or maybe it’s one of the only vegetables that you kids will consume. Although you may eat lettuce on a regular basis, that doesn’t mean it has to be boring!
Branch away from store-bought Italian dressing or traditional ranch. Spice it up with this sesame flax dressing, infused with Asian flavors and bursting with nutrients.
Apple cider vinegar is well-known as a natural remedy. In fact, many people recommend that you should drink a tablespoon of it every day. (Is ACV not your favorite cup of tea? Mine either. But I can get my serving of ACV in this dressing! Add 1 Tbsp per serving if you really want to harness the benefits.)
Flax is an uncommon ingredient that should be earning it’s popularity soon. It’s high in iron and can be used in a variety of ways. In this particular recipe, combining 1 Tbsb of ground flax with 2-3 Tbsp of warm water. As it sits, the mixture thickens to resemble an egg, making this dressing thicker than most.
Consider the sesame seeds. They bear healthy fats, a variety of minerals, plenty of vitamins, and even some protein. You can’t beat their nutty flavor in a dressing. (Can’t do seeds, or don’t like sesame seeds? Hemp hearts are an excellent substitute that offers a similar flavor without the crunch.)
A dressing with apple cider vinegar, flax, and sesame seeds is a tasty and healthy way to enjoy your salad. Plus, the Vitamix Aer container makes it easy to whip up in just 2 minutes!
- 1 flax egg, (1 Tbsp ground flax combined with 2-3 Tbsp warm water. Stir until thickened, about 2 minutes)
- 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tbsp soy sauce
- ½ tsp mustard
- 1/4 tsp salt
- ½ tsp brown sugar
- 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds
- Add the flax egg, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, mustard, salt, and brown sugar to the Vitamix Aer container. Mix on the lowest setting for 20 seconds.
- Slowly add the grapeseed oil and olive oil to blender.
- Pour in the sesame seeds. Run for 30 seconds.
Serve over a bed of lettuce. This dressing could also be used as a marinade for chicken or pork.