We received a complimentary copy of No Excuses Detox.
Spring is just days away, and then summer won’t be far behind. It’s time to start thinking about eating healthy again – especially if your New Year’s resolution was short lived. I know that I need get back on track after a crazy stressful couple of months so I was excited to check out the healthy recipes offered in a new book called No Excuses Detox: 100 Recipes to Help You Eat Healthy Every Day.
I’m trying to eat more salad, and nothing gets me more excited about salad than changing it up when it comes to the dressing. I don’t want to add preservatives or unhealthy fats to my salad so I loved this all natural oil-free dressing that also can double as a veggie dip.
Fresh herbs are great, but I don’t have my garden growing just yet so I tried this using dried herbs which is an alternative provided by the author and I was not disappointed. I can’t wait to try it later this spring and summer when my herbs are growing in my garden.
There are so many healthy recipes in this book – 100 to be exact and after this success story I’m excited to try more recipes from its pages.Author Megan Gilmore, powerhouse blogger behind Detoxinista.com provides quick to prepare, affordable and delicious whole-food recipes that make it easy to follow a healthy lifestyle for you and your family every day. The book is selling in paperback on Amazon for a little over ten bucks and there is also a spiral bound version available.
- ½ cup raw tahini (see Note)
- ½ cup water
- 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon raw apple cider vinegar
- 1 clove garlic
- ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives*
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill*
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- In a blender or food processor, combine all of the ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy.
- (Depending on the thickness of your tahini, you may want to add an additional 1 to 2 tablespoons water to help make the dressing more pourable.)
- Taste and adjust any seasoning.
- Serve immediately, or allow the dressing to chill in the refrigerator until ready to use. It will thicken a bit when chilled, making a thick dressing or veggie dip, but you can easily thin it out with additional water or lemon juice, as desired.
- Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 1week.
Reprinted with permission from No Excuses Detox, copyright © 2017 by Megan Gilmore, published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.
Photography copyright © 2017 by Erin Scott