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Posted by: Joy, Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 1:23am
Hi, BTDers.

I'm an A bloodtype as stated in the subject.  I quickly purused the recipe center for A bloodtype friendly salad dressings.  I found two.

I need more choices.  My favorite is olive oil, lemon juice, and a dash of salt and a few pepper flake (please don't tell me pepper is not good.  It's just a dash).   It always makes the salad delicious for me.  But it's time for a change.

Any ideas?  Hopefully it's not too many ingredients.  

I'm trying to increase my salad consumption but the dressing does make a difference as to whether it enhances the salad ingredients or not.

All mainly compliant ideas  welcome!


Joy

Posted by: san j, Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 1:28am; Reply: 1
Quoted from Joy
Hi, BTDers.

I'm an A bloodtype as stated in the subject.  I quickly purused the recipe center for A bloodtype friendly salad dressings.  I found two.

I need more choices.  My favorite is olive oil, lemon juice, and a dash of salt and a few pepper flake (please don't tell me pepper is not good.  It's just a dash).   It always makes the salad delicious for me.  But it's time for a change.

Any ideas?  Hopefully it's not too many ingredients.  

I'm trying to increase my salad consumption but the dressing does make a difference as to whether it enhances the salad ingredients or not.

All mainly compliant ideas  welcome!


Joy



What's in your salad?

Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 1:34am; Reply: 2
make it creamy, adding tofu or avocado or sweet sour, use roasted pimiento or other compliant use the bullet....
takes but a minute......
Posted by: Joy, Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 2:07am; Reply: 3
In the salad is butter crunch lettuce (romaine works for me also because it is A compliant)  and usually slices of avocado and maybe some walnuts or almonds, maybe some endive or chopped up broccoli or parsley.  

I prefer creamy dressings over vianegrettes (but give me a great dressing idea).

Joy
Posted by: san j, Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 3:12am; Reply: 4
OK, darlin'. These are the ingredients, besides the lemon juice and olive oil you're currently using, I'm looking at for primary salad-dressing use.
There are so many of them!

If I were you I'd consider adding one ingredient at a time to see if you like it. I.e., Make a mustard lemon vinaigrette (great, traditional combo!) or see what happens when you use an oil other than olive. Or add a little sweetener. Something that puts a different slant on your salad is to exchange a couple of drops of tamari/soy sauce for your salt (very nice with lemon). A hint of ginger in there would be nice, perhaps, too.
In any case, I'd do only one thing different at a time, to experiment and choose your favorites.

For creaminess, yogurt is a great base, but I also like a homemade mayonnaise (egg/oil) to which you can add some mustard and/or garlic.

Does this help?

Beneficials

Mustard (dry)

Tamari/soy sauce

Grapefruit Juice
Lime juice
Other Ben. fruit juices as desired

Flaxseed oil
Walnut oil

Ginger
Garlic
Horseradish


Neutrals

Prepared Mustard

Basil
Chives
Dill
Oregano

Sugar
Stevia
Honey

Egg
Avocado

Sour cream
Goat cheese
Yogurt
Posted by: 2degreespisces, Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 7:12am; Reply: 5
I love to make a salad dressing that consists of:
olive oil, soy sauce, a little salt, two cloves of garlic, pressed.
Goes well with salads that have a strong flavor.

Or else:
dry mustard, one teaspoon of honey, a little oil and lemon juice to mix it up, and voilà.
Goes well with anything creamy, like cheese in the salad or avocado.


Posted by: Chloe, Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 1:00pm; Reply: 6
I make my own compliant mayo...which is nothing more than EVOO, egg yolk and lemon juice made in
a blender or food processor.  To any basic, compliant vinaigrette, I just add a bit of mayo plus
dry mustard so it's creamy.  And as a Teacher who can have cheese, your flavor palette widens....
You could literally make a blue cheese type dressing with a vinaigrette, mayo and an aged cheese.
Ranch too if you can have buttermilk.

I also like ume plum vinegar mixed with EVOO.
Posted by: Drea, Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 2:09pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from Chloe


I also like ume plum vinegar mixed with EVOO.


I add fresh-pressed garlic cloves to the above, and voila!
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 2:11pm; Reply: 8
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1204285868/

Take  a look here some good ideas for A's.
Posted by: Joy, Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 2:34pm; Reply: 9
Thank you all very much!

You have all given me some creative and delicious sounding salad dressing ideas that will enhance any salad.  

My routine, blah salad days are over.

Joy
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 3:19pm; Reply: 10
Mix up the lemon juice and try lime or grapefruit juice sometimes. Vary the spices. A favorite in my house is lemon juice, agave, olive oil, salt, and Italian Seasoning. Other times we'll put in onion powder, garlic powder, and basil, or onion, garlic, ginger, and a little ume plum vinegar.

Since you're an A, you can have yogurt, and that can be the base for creamy salad dressings. Thin yogurt with a little water and add spices.

Nut butters can also make salad dressing bases. Sesame paste (tahini) is thin enough all by itself, and you just need to add lemon, salt, and seasonings. But almond butter is thick and needs to be diluted if you're using it as a salad dressing.
Posted by: chrissyA, Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 3:26pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from Joy
...a few pepper flake (please don't tell me pepper is not good.  It's just a dash)...

All pepper is avoid for me, so I now use paprika which is diamond and gives a nice dimension. Just an idea...  :)
Posted by: Joy, Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 3:30pm; Reply: 12
Ruthiegirl,

I hear you and I love tahini.  Forgot about yogurt to make dressings creamier but a few people did mention it and it sounds good.

Thanks.


ChrissyA

I have some Hungarian Paprika.  Might try that.


Joy
Posted by: 19000 (Guest), Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 5:19pm; Reply: 13
For creamy go for mayo based dressings making your own compliant mayo. I add curry powder to mine - tastes yummy.

I've made strawberry vinaigrette in the past by just pureeing strawberries, onions, garlic, basil, sea salt, lemon juice and olive oil together.  Came out good just doesn't taste good with tuna in my opinion which is what I put it on (there was tuna in the salad).
Posted by: wanthanee, Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 5:41pm; Reply: 14
Quoted from Joy
Hi, BTDers.

I'm an A bloodtype as stated in the subject.  I quickly purused the recipe center for A bloodtype friendly salad dressings.  I found two.

I need more choices.  My favorite is olive oil, lemon juice, and a dash of salt and a few pepper flake (please don't tell me pepper is not good.  It's just a dash).   It always makes the salad delicious for me.  But it's time for a change.

Any ideas?  Hopefully it's not too many ingredients.  

I'm trying to increase my salad consumption but the dressing does make a difference as to whether it enhances the salad ingredients or not.

All mainly compliant ideas  welcome!


Joy



:D Hi Joy, here are some recipe for the dressing. Please use lemon instead of vinegar.

http://www.downtoearth.org/recipes/dressings/ginger-lemon-dressing
http://www.downtoearth.org/recipes/dressings/garlic-herb-dressing
http://www.downtoearth.org/recipes/dressings/papaya-seed-dressing
http://www.downtoearth.org/recipes/dressings/mama-t’s-green-goddess-dressing

http://www.downtoearth.org/recipes/dressings/sesame-tahini-dressing
Posted by: Joy, Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 6:06pm; Reply: 15
Wow.  I could alternate every week for a while with these great salad dressing recipes.  

Hadn't thought to put some of the ingredients you all listed together but that's what makes cooking fun and delicious.

Thanks again for your recipe ideas.


Joy
Posted by: wanthanee, Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 6:19pm; Reply: 16
Quoted from Joy
Wow.  I could alternate every week for a while with these great salad dressing recipes.  

Hadn't thought to put some of the ingredients you all listed together but that's what makes cooking fun and delicious.

Thanks again for your recipe ideas.


Joy


:K) ;D :D Your are very welcome! Also, I wish you could come to try thier store. All food so yummy   :)
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