Gursche Family House Dressing

Apropos this recipe, here is my father's (Siegfried's) favourite joke:

You've heard about the garlic diet, right?
You don't actually lose weight, you just look so much smaller from the distance.

Let's face it, one clove of garlic is a waste of time. If you've ever been invited for dinner at the Gursche household (his or mine), you've been served a salad with this dressing. In the words of Siegfried, "And they loved it..."

I now make this dressing a half litre at a time, so I don't have to make it every night. Follow the link for the single salad recipe.

Alpha's Gourmet Salad Oil and Camelina combine for an excellent dressing

150 ml fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 3 lemons)
150 ml Alpha™ Gourmet Salad Oil or use half Salad Oil & half Camelina Oil for more Omega 3's
60 ml Bragg's Liquid Seasoning
1 small onion, diced
3-5 cloves garlic, minced (depending on taste, or how much you mind smelling like "one of those people in the health food store"
1 tsp dried chopped oregano
1 tsp dried chopped thyme
1 tsp dried chopped sage
2 tsp dried chopped basil (because as my wife says, there's no such thing as too much basil).

Optional Adds
1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tbl Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp lemon zest

Take all the ingredients and combine them in a 500ml mason jar. Screw on the lid tight and shake well for, oh, about 2 minutes or until you figure you've had your exercise for the day. Take about 1/2 tablespoon per serving, and toss before bringing to the table. Refrigerate the rest—it will keep for several weeks, although it never lasts more than a week and a half at our house. When refrigerated, the bits of coconut oil will solidify, so you have to take it out of the fridge about 15 minutes before tossing.

A word on the optionals: At our house, this dressing is never made the same way twice, and I don't really measure anything. Feel free to experiment, and adjust, and enjoy.

Chris Gursche
Chris Gursche


Chris Gursche learned about naturally healthy living around the kitchen table, whether he wanted to or not. He is currently product trainer for Alpha Health

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