Wednesday, March 24, 2010

the secret sauce

recently, james and i have both gotten questions/comments about what types of dressing we use on all the veggies. i sure hope you know that we wouldn't just douse it all in some super-hydrogenated-more-fat-than-a-big-mac creamy ass dressing. also, i know that olive oil is good for you, but i believe in moderation and at 120 calories per tablespoon, there are many more nutrient dense foods you could eat and still get the good fats. thats why james and i put avocado and seeds to top our salads, but don't use too much of the evoo...
i know its hard to find a dressing that is both tasty AND healthy. sometimes making a dressing "healthy" involves way too much vinegar and its too sharp!

there is a secret though, and its our special super healthy dressing made out of a dressing...
we call it "Galeos mustard dill" which is not so creative considering those are the bulk of the ingredients:

3 tablespoons Galeos dressing
3 tablespoons rice wine (or apple cider) vinegar
2-3 tablespoons mustard (we usually use 2 mustards- one smooth, one grainy)
1 teaspoon dill
(sometimes we throw in a tablespoon of greek yogurt to make it extra creamy, but not usually)
shake it all up and there you go. we put it on EVERYTHING.

the cesar flavor is our fave because it goes with everything. the miso flavors are good too, but they do put an asian flair on the meal...


look at these nutritionals...and it really does taste rich and not low-cal at all. its very creamy. but there is no cream. they ude pureed garlic and miso paste. Galeo's is also is gluten free and organic. no artificial ingredients (so you'd find it in the refrigerated section of the grocery store)
drizzle (or pour!) it on..

btw- i just told james i was posting about "our" dressing and he said, "what, are you pretending like you actually make it?" so, to be fair, james gets credit as the dressing man. but, i do help him tweak the recipe with my discerning palate.

9 comments:

kerrie said...

i was expecting something totally different...lol. i may have to try that - i loooove dill- but then i would have to find some veggies to go with it.

SSB said...

I'm with Kerrie...not what I expected.

Yasi said...

That sounds good! I'm on a major mustard kick recently. Usually I just drizzle on balsamic or red wine vinegar on my salads, but even that's getting old.

Christi said...

Thanks! I will have to try your "secret" recipe!

Benson said...

Oh yummy.
Hey, it won't be long now and you can call yourself an "Iron" chef in spite of James' claims.

Trigirlpink said...

hummmmmm Galeos might be a west coast thing? Must check Whole Paycheck here in Boston for that. Sounds yummy.

Mer! said...

Thanks Beth!! Good luck tomorrow!

Sherry said...

YUM! And only 14 calories in 1 Tbsp. Wow!

Good luck tomorrow, Beth! I hope that you have an amazing race!

elizabeth said...

This is so good. Thank you! Love the dill. I only use 1 T mustard, but otherwise make it the same. I also make a dressing with chickpea miso, ginger, garlic, water, a little oil and a bit of agave.
Anyway, thanks for sharing your recipe. I ended up ordering Galeo's online, since they don't sell it in Montana. Yum. Share more favorite recipes when you have a chance.