One of my favourite things to eat is salad. I know… I can hear the ‘how boring!’ being screamed at the screen. But ever since I was a little girl, picking fresh lettuce from our garden with my grandmother (a very simple, yet self-sufficient Croatian village woman dressed in black from head to toe) the idea of not having fresh produce on a daily basis is not only a foreign idea, but also ludicrous!
The memories of sitting at the kitchen bench watching my baka (grandmother in Croatian) meticulously and ever so carefully, clean, chop, assemble and dress the salad, is the respect and care I hope to share with my own children and grandchildren one day. But one of my biggest pet peeves, is the nasty dressings full of numbers, thickeners, sugar and salt that people dress their salads with. Salad dressing is so easy to make and one of my favourite clean, nutritionally enhanced dressings is a classic vinaigrette with yeast flakes.
Now, if you don’t know what yeast flakes are (AKA nutritional yeast) … all you need to know is, it tastes great (adds depth with a cheesy, slight mushroomy flavour) and its packed full of goodness – Vitamin B, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin etc etc
So, what do you need for this dressing?
- Good quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Good quality/organic Apple Cider Vinegar
- Yeast Flakes
- Stevia (or natural alternative sweetener)
- Salt & Pepper
In a jar: 6 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 4 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar, 2 Tablespoons of Yeast Flakes. Stevia, Salt and Pepper are all to taste…however I put 3/4 teaspoon of Stevia and a good grind of salt and pepper. Mix, and to taste test… dip a lettuce leaf into the dressing.
Grab some gorgeous fresh produce and enjoy!