This lightly sweet and tangy Apple Cider Vinaigrette is super simple to make and tastes great on just about any salad.

apple-cider-vinaigrette

This dressing takes just a couple of minutes to make and it’s mild and slightly sweet flavor make it perfect on just about any salad.  It pairs especially well with a salad that has sweet and salty toppings.  I love it with apples, candied nuts, and Feta or honey ham, avocado, and Cotija.  Just the other night I had it on a salad with sautéed kale and mixed greens, roasted butternut squash, Feta, and sausage.  It was SO good!  The possibilities are endless.

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Avocado, Cilantro, Lime Dressing

I have a new dressing recipe to share with you today.  This avocado cilantro lime dressing is the perfect mix of creamy avocado goodness plus the amazing flavor of cilantro.  It’s the perfect dressing for a taco salad or any other type of southwestern salad or dish.  I love it because it adds so much flavor at only about 15 calories per tablespoon.  That’s not bad for dressing!  Not only is it low calorie but it’s a nutrition powerhouse.  The three main ingredients (avocado, cilantro, and Greek yogurt) provide calcium, healthy fats, fiber, and lots of vitamins and minerals.

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classic homemade pesto

One of my favorite parts of summer is eating fresh basil from my herb garden.  Basil is a great topping for salads, pizza and pasta dishes.  But my favorite way to use basil is in homemade pesto.  I could eat it on just about anything.   Pesto is so flavorful and can take a boring dish and make it much more exciting.  It’s not only delicious but it’s very versatile too.  Take a look at some of my favorite uses for pesto:

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