Since it summertime and we all want to eat healthy & enjoy a salad as the main event, but sometimes we can be left feeling bloated and gassy, so salad choices are important as we sometimes find it difficult to digest certain raw foods. Here are a sample of salad dressing recipes to help you spruce up your salads in line with your constitution.
Vata dressing: Orange Sesame dressing: ½ orange juice & zest, ½ lemon juice & zest, 1/3 cup cold pressed sesame oil, pinch of salt & ¼ tsp of black pepper, 1tsp date sugar or jaggery. You can add 1 tsp of finely chopped rosemary or thyme or ½ tsp of ajwain seeds.
Pitta dressing: Mint & Lime dressing: 2 tbsp sunflower oil, juice & zest of 1 lime, 3-4 finely chopped mint leaves (or basil/coriander if you prefer), pinch of salt. replace oil with honey and use as a dressing for fruit salad.
Kapha dressing: Honey Mustard dressing: juice & zest of ½ lemon, 1 clove minced garlic, 1 tsp of wholegrain mustard (or mustard or choice or ½ mustard seeds or dry powder), 2 tbsp raw honey, 1 tsp olive oil, 1 tsp finely chopped tarragon or thyme (optional), pinch of salt & black pepper.