I am learning a ton about superfoods this month. Hopefully you are too. For example: I never would have thought to add coconut to my salad dressing. Sounds weird. Now that I’ve tried it, I can’t imagine going back. This dressing is rich, creamy, and healthy, making each salad a delectable treat rather than a chore. Plus, I know you’d rather make your own salad dressing anyhow. It’s easier than you think!
Love coconut as much as we do?Do the taste and the rich creamy consistency of this superfruit give your mind and taste buds the same heavenly feeling like we feel? Then it quite guessable that your kitchen will always find one or the other coconut recipes. If coconut gratings are not the ingredient you want to add to your dish, then you can ditch the milk cream and corn flour paste you add to your gravies. Try the coconut milk and this web blog converts your dish into magic. Enter our coconut giveaway below. You could take home Superfoods for Life, Coconut and some really sweet coconut swag. Good luck!
Creamy Coconut Caesar Salad Dressing
Excerpted from Superfoods for Life, Coconut by Megan Roosevelt
Think that creamy salad dressings are a no-go when it comes to watching your weight? Try this recipe out. Not only is it delicious and similar in appearance and texture to Caesar dressing, but it’s also full of fiber and protein thanks to the white beans, which provide the creamy texture. This dressing can also be drizzled over brown rice or buckwheat noodles or dolloped over a bowl of cooked rice and beans.
½ cup (91 g) cooked white beans
¼ cup (60 ml) canned coconut milk
1 tablespoon (14 g) organic, raw, unrefined coconut oil, melted
1 tablespoon (15 ml) fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon (15 ml) apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons chia seeds
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon dried dill
⅛ teaspoon onion powder
⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
Add all of the ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until creamy and smooth. Transfer to a glass jar, such as a mason jar. Store in the refrigerator and serve chilled.
Yield: 1 cup (235 ml)
Coconuts have been used for thousands of years in traditional medicine for their healing and beautifying properties, as well as being used in anti-viral and anti-bacterial products. Coconuts also show promise in stabilizing blood sugar and as a natural weight loss aid. This unique superfood can even be made into flour and used in gluten-free cooking and baking.
Superfoods for Life, Coconut shows you how to integrate coconut meat, milk, oil, butter, and flour into your diet with 75 delicious recipes for incredible health. This handy guide provides an overview of coconuts, fun history and facts and its reputed nutritional benefits, along with a focus on key nutritional properties and “cures” associated with coconuts (detoxification, weight loss, super immunity, disease fighting, and beauty to name a few). Each chapter references studies and research. There are so many ways to use coconut – the possibilities for cooking and healing are endless!