My boys and I are very into salads right now. And It’s my job to change it up with different and fun salad dressings to keep them interested. The scrumptious salad above is 100% from my garden. It includes a variety of lettuces, dino kale, tomatoes and cucumbers. I love sending the boys out to “pick” a dish that we will be having for dinner, and it’s great to hang out in the kitchen with them while they wash and chop the vegetables.
I find that gluten free salad dressings that have a little bit of tang and sweetness keep the boys interested in their veggies. Here’s one of our favorites.
Honey Mustard Dressing
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ½ cup olive oil
- In a medium mason jar, combine apple cider vinegar, mustard, honey, and olive oil
- Shake well until combined
- Serve over mixed greens
- Store in mason jar in refrigerator for up to 3 days
Did you know that today, September 13th, is Celiac Awareness Day? It is also the date of Samuel Gee’s birthday. Samuel Gee is credited with being the first person to find a link between Celiac Disease and diet. He once said “if the patient can be cured at all, it must be by means of diet.”
In honor of Celiac Awareness Day I’ll be doing a book signing at the Whole Foods on Pearl Street in Boulder from 4:30-6:30pm tonight, September 13th. Hope to see you there!
If you would like a chance to win The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook Nuts.com is doing a giveaway on their Facebook page.
Laura Johns says
Elena, Thank you SO MUCH for your wonderful, easy recipes. I made this salad dressing (among others) originally for myself. I sneaked some drizzled on spinach leaves for my 7 yr old daughter last week at dinner. The next thing I know she totally disregarded her fork and plunged into her salad with all 10 fingers, dragging the greens around in the sauce and then adding more sauce until it was drowning in the dressing. This is a HUGE milestone for us because normally she wouldn’t eat a salad unless it had store bought ranch dressing on it. Now every day she eats a spinach and swiss chard (I recently started sneaking that in for more goodness…she is either clueless or doesn’t care) with your wonderful dressing! As for the fork? Well, she still uses her fingers to eat her salad but I’m picking my battle on that one…and figure as long as the good stuff is going in…I don’t care how it gets there!
david scharps says
I just want to thank you for such a beautiful website and share with you a film that I just completed that compliments so much of what you share. . The film is called, The Cure Is U!
This film was created to bring forward one of the most powerful health messages to come along in decades and that is:
“what we hold in our thoughts and beliefs maybe one of the most significant factors in determining our health and wellbeing or whether you experience disease in your lifetime”.
Your input here can make a huge difference in addressing our health crisis. I would be grateful for your thoughts. I am getting ready for worldwide distribution and would love to get your input prior to as I am continually improving the film .
Here is a free link to the trailer and if it resonates, a link to a significant portion of the film.
Thank you for all you do in making people’s lives so much better,
This is more of a question. My son and I are diabetic and I was wondering if your recipes are healthy for us. I have been checking out different flours and am very interested in your cook book but I’m not sure if it would work for us.
I’ve been making honey mustard dressing for years with just honey, dijon and an acid. Substitute your favorite fresh citrus juice to compliment the ingredients in your salad. It doesn’t need oil.