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Harvest Chimichurri Dressing

Bottled Dressings: Are They Killing the Benefits of Your Salad? Throw out your bottled salad dressing and check this out! You will not be disappointed. In today's video I am going to show you how to make an amazingly delicious Harvest Chimichurri Dressing, that is loaded in nutrients and quality, wholesome ingredients and will make your salad pop with flavor. Based on the Argentinean Chimichurri sauce, this dressing contains olive oil, herbs, garlic and hearty vegetables that will entice your taste buds and nourish your body. You can also use it as a marinade for fish or chicken and even use on brown rice pasta to make a quick side dish. Perfect for the harvest season, this dressing is not to be missed! And it will pack an additional nutritional punch to your healthy salad.
  Fresh basil 4 Tablespoon, chopped finely
  Fresh cilantro 4 Tablespoon, chopped finely
  Fresh oregano 4 Tablespoon, chopped finely
  Fresh parsley 4 Tablespoon, chopped finely
  Garlic 5 Clove (25 gm), chopped finely
  Olive oil 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Red wine vinegar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Red onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), minced
  Radish 1⁄8 Cup (2 tbs), chopped finely
  Carrots 1⁄8 Cup (2 tbs), chopped finely
  Bell peppers 1⁄8 Cup (2 tbs), chopped finely
  Red pepper flakes 1⁄2 Teaspoon (or to taste)
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Cracked black pepper 1 Pinch

1. Into a large clean mason jar or salad dressing bottle, pour olive oil and red wine vinegar. Shake well to combine.
2. Add all the chopped herbs, vegetables and garlic. Shake to mix.
3. Season with salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes. Pour some extra olive oil if needed.
4. Pour some extra olive oil and red wine vinegar to the mixture if needed, to accommodate the herbs and veggies.

5. Enjoy as a salad dressing or on grilled fish or toss with cooked brown rice or pasta like a sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
South American
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
One of the main principles I try to encourage my clients to embrace is the idea of having a salad every day, making sure they use hearty greens such as arugula, spinach and watercress in addition to their romaine. This is a great practice to help you get plenty of fiber, loads of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, as well as a great source of calcium. But sometimes I also hear that the only way some people can get that salad down is with a bottled salad dressing. This might be okay if the dressing is made from organic ingredients that is devoid of preservatives and "flavorings", but the vast majority of bottled dressings contain exactly that, in addition to lots of sodium, sugar and low quality fats that are loaded in calories and diminishing the benefits of your salad.
Bottled Dressings: Are They Killing the Benefits of Your Salad?

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2062 Calories from Fat 1925

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 218 g335.2%

Saturated Fat 30 g150.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 385.2 mg16.1%

Total Carbohydrates 24 g8.2%

Dietary Fiber 8.5 g34.2%

Sugars 5.3 g

Protein 9 g17.5%

Vitamin A 321.3% Vitamin C 234.9%

Calcium 32.1% Iron 53.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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