I have a passion for a good salad.
Actually no, not a good salad; an exceptionally delectable salad. A salad, that makes you crave it again…
A salad is not supposed to be torturous…It can be as equally satisfying as anything else!
Now, I’m very picky when it comes to salad dressing as you may have read:
Also, as most of you have probably noticed… Coconut Oil is still a huge trend!
So, why not incorporate Coconut Oil into a salad dressing?
And it is SUPER GOOD FOR YOU! I raved about it a while ago:
I have really been into using oriental spices and ingredients lately, which is why I created this dressing.
My Soy Ginger Coconut Oil Salad Dressing has that soft-mild coconut flavor from the coconut oil leaving it buttery smooth. I combined it with soy sauce, honey for a bit of sweetness and then ginger for sharpness. I decided it would be awesome with a little kick of red pepper flakes to round it out.
This dressing will satisfy your oriental food craving, without feeling any guilt. It is quick to whip up, and uses few ingredients.
Here is how to make it!
*The recipe is a serving for one, because the coconut oil will harden quite quickly, therefore you want to make it immediately before serving. Easily able to multiply for larger serving size.*
Soy Ginger Coconut Oil Salad Dressing
- 1 Tbsp. Coconut Oil
- 1 tsp. Soy Sauce
- 1/2 tsp. Honey
- 1/8 tsp. Raw Ginger (Minced or grated)
- Dash of Red Pepper Flakes
1. In small microwave safe bowl, add coconut oil. If it is hard, place in microwave until melted to a clear liquid…about 20-30 seconds. If already clear liquid, microwaving is not necessary.
2. Whisk in soy sauce, honey, ginger and red pepper flakes. May not combine perfectly, but thats to be expected from oil.
3. Serve Immediately. If it begins to harden, place in microwave for 10 seconds or so to thin out again. The salad below is a great combo: Spinach, white quinoa, clementine, raw almonds, red pepper, green onion…topped with this amazing dressing!
Voila, there it is!
This salad fully satisfies my picky palate.
If you notice the calories on the coconut oil jar, don’t let it scare you! Sometimes it isn’t about calories, but the nutrients and health benefits.
Plus, this dressing only uses one serving of coconut oil per serving of salad dressing; 1 tablespoon.
I have also made this salad before with chicken added. SUPER tasty!