A while ago I promised to share my new low-fat salad dressings with you. Here comes the first one, which I call “Whiff-of-Nutmeg.” It’s so easy to make that I use it every time I want a quick salad. All you need are pinto beans or chickpeas, some soy or almond milk, and a few condiments. Pour everything into a blender and – swoosh – you have 1 1/2 delicious cups of dressing.
Since the dressing is free of oil, cheese, or other high-fat ingredients, you can truly lather your veggies with it. Your taste buds will be pleased – you might even start to crave greens!
Here are two simple salads that I personally like a lot:
- 1 head of romaine lettuce + 1.5 cups Whiff-of-Nutmeg salad dressing + 1 julienned or shredded pear + 1 thinly sliced fennel (bulb only).
- 1 head of romaine lettuce + 1.5 cups Whiff-of-Nutmeg salad dressing +1 diced red bell pepper + 1 diced slice of cantaloupe.
Number one is what I had for lunch today. Yep, a whole head of romaine. That was three hours ago, but I’m still full, thanks to the pinto beans.