I have been experimenting with making some oil free salad dressings and this is one of them. It isn’t because I think oil is bad, not at all. I think olive oil should be included in your diet, as it is a healthy fat, but as with everything, you don’t want to be having loads of it everyday. So if you have already had a lot of fats during the day, a oil free salad dressing would be good instead of the store bought ones that are loaded with oil.
Oil often adds a lot of the flavour to salad dressings, but it doesn’t have to. With the right flavour combinations, you can have a fantastic oil-free dressing.
Summer is coming and that means lots of fresh salads. This would also make a good dip, as well as going well with chicken.
Ingredients – Serves 10:
– 8 medium sized tomatoes
– Juice of 1 lime
– 3 garlic cloves
– 1 red pepper, de-seeded
– 15 basil leaves
– 125ml/0.5 cup water
– 60ml/0.25 cup balsamic vinegar
– 4 sundried tomatoes
– 1 tbsp tomato puree/tomato paste
– Sea salt and pepper
1) Put everything into a food processor and blend until smooth. I like to leave mine a little chunky though.
Nutritional Information – Per Person:
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