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Mango & Avocado Salsa Salad

a summer salad or salsa to brighten anyone’s palette with sweet ripe mango tossed with chili and fresh lime juice Mangoes are one of the most widely consumed foods on our planet, and there’s a reason for that! They’re sweet, smooth, juicy, delicious, and versatile. Native to southern Asia this vibrant fruit has found its… Continue reading Mango & Avocado Salsa Salad

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Peach and Poblano Pepper Salsa

a sweet and mildly spicy salsa, coated in a simple lime and honey dressing, perfect for any summer gathering Peaches, like most fruit, contain natural antioxidants that help our bodies build a defense against diseases and illnesses. Fresh peaches are a moderate source of antioxidants and vitamin C which is required for the building of… Continue reading Peach and Poblano Pepper Salsa

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Creamy Stone Ground Mustard Dressing

a simple creamy dressing that’s full of flavor, and healthy monounsaturated fats A canola or olive oil based mayonnaise does provide more healthy monounsaturated fats in comparison to the regular mayonnaise alternative, but calories are the same. It is important to remember to consume foods that are nutrient-dense to ensure the calories you are consuming… Continue reading Creamy Stone Ground Mustard Dressing

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Homemade Chipotle Sauce

spicy, smoky robust chipotle sauce perfect for any taco or marinate This dressing or topping is packed with spicy, savory flavors and ridiculously easy to make. I used chipotle peppers submerged in adobo sauce as the dominant flavor in this condiment. Chipotles are small peppers, most often times jalapeños, that have been dried by a… Continue reading Homemade Chipotle Sauce

Dressings, Dips, & Condiments · Middle Eastern

Lemon Garlic Tahini Sauce

a nutty smooth yogurt sesame dip, full of essential vitamins and minerals Tahini is a paste that is made from ground sesame seeds that is common in Middle Eastern cooking. It’s rich in minerals phosphorus, lecithin, magnesium, potassium and iron. It is a great source of calcium, protein, vitamin E, and many B vitamins. It… Continue reading Lemon Garlic Tahini Sauce

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Peanut and Red Chili Dipping Sauce

this rich nutty dip with a hint of both heat and sweetness, is loaded with protein, vitamin E, and potassium The base of this dip, and majority of the calories, comes from the main ingredient, peanut butter. Peanut butter is a good source of protein, having 4 grams of protein in 1 tbsp. It is… Continue reading Peanut and Red Chili Dipping Sauce

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Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

a rich bold zesty pesto, packed with fresh ingredients and concentrated antioxidant goodness Sun-dried tomatoes are richly flavored gems that provide loads of flavor and depth to any dish. They provide vitamin C, which helps stimulate the production of other antioxidants within the body as well as boosting immune function. Sun-dried tomatoes also provide protein,… Continue reading Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

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Cilantro Honey & Ginger Vinaigrette

One of my favorite spring and summertime dressings. I love combining this dressing with salads that have fresh greens in them and fruits. Whenever I make a salad to go with this vinaigrette I keep it simple with fresh greens (spinach, kale, lettuce, arugula etc), fruit (strawberries, blueberries, papaya etc), and healthy fats (slivered almonds,… Continue reading Cilantro Honey & Ginger Vinaigrette