For many people, delicious tropical fruits are the taste of summer. So, what could be better than this sweet and zesty salad dressing to inspire your seasonal menu? Throw together a garden-fresh salad and fire up the grill. ‘Tis the season for fresh healthy eats that taste like treats!
Let’s get started. You’ll need:
- 1 ripe mango, peeled and pitted
- Zest and juice of 1 lime
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 tsp coarse sea salt
- ¼ cup rice vinegar
- ½ cup olive oil
- 1 tsp Five Seed Blend
- Purée the mango with the lime zest and juice, mustard and sea salt
- Gradually blend in the rice vinegar, olive oil and Five Seed
- Pour over salad, serve immediately
- Especially good with spinach, fruit and nut salads
A few benefits of these enticing ingredients:
Panaseeda™ Five Seed Blend is a fusion of 5 seeds into one premium oil, with benefits that include soothing inflammation, supporting muscle and skeletal development, and supporting red blood cell health.
Mangoes are loaded with antioxidants, which promote healthy cellular development, and their high fiber content helps with digestion and elimination. They also offer support to your immune system. As Diana Herrington at Care2.com notes: “The generous amounts of vitamin C and vitamin A in mangos, plus 25 different kinds of carotenoids keep your immune system healthy and strong.“
Limes contain citric acid, which can help with weight loss. They’re also high in vitamin C and antioxidants, offering immune system support. Plus, according to OrganicFacts.net limes promote better heart health: “That same soluble fiber which can help diabetics maintain their blood sugar levels can also lower blood pressure and eliminate the presence of LDL cholesterol (“bad” cholesterol). Furthermore, soluble fiber can cut down on inflammation of the blood vessels, which is a known preventative measure against heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes.”
Sea salt contains 60+ trace minerals that can help you stay hydrated, as well as powerful electrolytes like magnesium. Dr. Axe notes that Celtic and Himalayan sea salts contain: “Trace elements required for proper adrenal, immune and thyroid function [and] (d)igestive enzyme enhancers, which help your body absorb more nutrients from the foods that you eat.”
Rice vinegar is loaded with antioxidants, which offer immune system support and promote healthy cellular development. It’s also low in calories and sodium, so switching to rice vinegar from other types of seasonings can help with weight loss and lower blood pressure.
Olive oil supports heart health by reducing the risk of stroke and balancing blood pressure. Eating high-quality, cold-pressed olive oil regularly can help to reduce inflammation in your body.