This home made salad dressing offers ample opportunity to benefit from the nutritional goods provided by ingredients which otherwise might not find their way into a modern diet i.e: lemon zest and orange zest. Active ingredients in citrus peel are known to be powerful anti-oxidants and help protect cells in the body from inflammation and associated conditions such as cancer and obesity. It’s great drizzled  over crispy vegetable salads or use it as a marinade or as a basting sauce for chicken, pork or fish.

Recipe makes: ± 180 ml          Suggested serving size: 3 Tbsp. (45ml)

Ingredients

1 Tbsp. (15ml) lemon juice

2 Tbsp. (30ml) orange juice

1 tsp. (5ml) lemon zest

1 tsp. (5ml) orange zest

1 Clove garlic, chopped

4 tsp. (20ml) olive oil

½ tsp. dried parsley

Salt and black pepper

 

Method

  1. Mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Allow to stand for a few minutes.
  3. Pour into a dressing bottle and shake well before serving.

 

Variations:

Use grapefruit juice instead of orange juice for a more tart dressing.

Drizzle this dressing over crispy vegetable salads or use as a marinade or as a basting sauce for chicken, pork or fish.

 

Nutritional information per 3 Tbsp. (45ml) serving (calculated)

Nutrient          Average value / serving

Energy 202.2 kJ,  Protein  0.1 g, Carbohydrate  1.1  g, Fat  5 g

 Food information per 3 Tbsp. (45ml) serving

1 serving would be equal to:   Food group*   No. of exchanges

Fat       1