We love making our own salad dressings. In Christy’s household, she finds that whenever she has gone to the effort to make a good salad dressing, she is more likely to add in healthy salads to her daily meals. A few times a week, find a good dressing recipe, mix it up (and maybe double the recipe so it lasts awhile!) and keep it in a jar in your fridge. And then when you’re (even mildly) inspired by a new head of lettuce you’ve purchased, you may actually use it if you have a delish dressing on hand! We love finding ways to increase our greens intake.
Adding more leafy greens to your plate, particularly dark leafy greens, is one of the best ways to lower inflammation and thereby reduce many of our menopausal symptoms. Dark leafy greens are super nutrient-dense, helping improve bone density and heart health in this critical period.
The main components of this Asian Sesame Dressing are the healthy fats: sesame oil and extra virgin olive oil. Combine these oils with the lime and a bit of sweetener (in the form of honey) and you have a winner.
We have other salad dressings on the Sage+Sisters site, and you can also check out the Little Green options.
- 2 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil
- 1/8 cup white vinegar
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp. runny honey
- 1/2 lime