The body can absorb far more of the nutrients from salads when oils are present in the dressing. So dressings give you health benefits and are also delicious!
Olives are a concentrated source of monounsaturated fats, mainly oleic acid. They are good for heart health, have been found to reduce inflammation and have been found to provide many other health promoting benefits.
What you need:
6 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
1 pinch sea salt
1 pinch freshly ground black pepper
Juice of 1 lemon
What you do:
Put 6 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil into a jam jar with a pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Squeeze in the juice of 1 lemon. Put the lid on the jar and shake well.
Don’t put too much dressing on and always add it just before serving. If you make your dressings in jam jars you can shake them up easily and then store in the fridge. With the exception of the yoghurt dressing, they are based on a ratio of 3 parts oil to 1 part acid (vinegar or lemon). This ratio is normally good for making any dressing but always have a little taste once you’ve shaken it.