Easy Tangy and Gut Healthy Vinaigrette Recipe

Feb 07, 2019 @ Project Juice

Make your meals easy with this perfect no-blender dressing that’s ready to enjoy in 5 minutes tops. Made with 6 ingredients and only requiring a sealed jar, this dressing is easy, fuss-free, and an awesome treat for your gut!

 

Our tangy vinaigrette features Apple Cider Vinegar. When choosing an apple cider vinegar, we recommend an unfiltered organic variety, labeled as, “With the Mother”. This is referring to the web-like sediment floating around the bottom of the bottle that is actually a culture of gut-healthy bacteria, protein, and acid.

 

Unlike refined vinegar, unfiltered vinegar boasts many benefits due to its minimal handling. Digestive problems such as an upset stomach, can occur from having not enough stomach acid. Apple cider vinegar increases stomach acid production and assists our bodies in properly breaking down food for maximum nutrient absorption.

 

Benefits of apple cider vinegar include lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels, improve heart health, boost metabolism for a trimmer waistline, and lower blood sugar levels to fight diabetes.

 

A delicious dressing should be on your checklist before you embark on a detoxification journey. You may even want to double this recipe so you have enough to dress up your dishes all week long – all you need are the same household ingredients and a bigger jar.

 

Liven up any salad with this tangy and slightly acidic dressing and show your gut some love.

 

Tangy Vinaigrette Recipe

Makes: 1 cup dressing | Prep time: 5 minutes

 

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 5 drops liquid stevia (or ½ tsp honey or maple syrup)
  • Salt and pepper

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients in a glass jar. Shake to meld.
  2. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Serve cold and store in the refrigerator.

 

CHEF’S NOTE: Use this light vinaigrette on a peppery or bitter green like arugula, radicchio or endive. The tart flavor is also delicious with salads containing fruit like apples, pears, citrus, blueberries or pomegranate seeds.

 

EXPERT TIP: Spruce up delicious gourmet salads all week long by doubling these dressing recipes. Store dressings in an airtight mason jar for up to a week in the fridge.

Author: Project Juice

Co-Founder of Project Juice, Marra also holds a certification from Long Beach Dance Conditioning as a Pilates instructor, and is also a certified personal trainer from the Academy of Sports Medicine, a certified Gyrotonic instructor, a certified nutritional consultant and a Level 2 Reiki Practitioner. When she is not coaching people through Project Juice, she is a highly recommended personal trainer and Pilates instructor.