Break the bland salad habit with a dressing that makes your mouth (and your eyes!) water. You’ll whisk together organic extra virgin olive oil, apple cider vinegar and Dijon mustard for a zesty vinaigrette base, then add garlic and herbs for fresh flavor. A dash of chipotle or ancho chile is where the kick comes in—just a bit is all that’s needed for a love-it, want-more burn! Double or triple the batch and keep this dressing in a sealed jar in your fridge for up to a week.
Spicy Dijon Dressing
3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp. low-sodium Dijon mustard
Juice of ½ of a lemon
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. chipotle powder or ancho chile powder
1 garlic clove, diced
3 green onions, chopped
3 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1. Combine ingredients in covered jar and shake well. Dressing can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three weeks.
“Mo’s Healthy Morsels” is written by Maura (“Mo”) Knowles, a certified health coach, recipe developer and owner of Mac-n-Mo’s, a vegan baked goods company created by Knowles to help her dad eat better (and still enjoy food!) after he underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2010. Knowles’ recipes for snacks, treats and other fun and healthy dishes appear every week here on the Vitacost blog, or visit Mo on Facebook or www.macnmos.com for more “morselicious” ideas and tips.