I haven't been cooking much lately because it's been so hot. I've mostly been making Salads, most of which I've posted already. But yesterday I made a Salad Dressing that I really liked that I poured over a Salad made up of cooked, leftover Corn, Green Onion tops, bits of Ham and cut up Tomatoes. The Dressing contained most Lime Juice and Olive Oil with a spoonful of Coconut Aminos, which is a little bit like a very light Soy Sauce and a little minced Shallot too. It was so good that I thought I would share it with you. Of course, I made it again today to use on a Cucumber Salad and it was also worked and I'm quite sure it would be good on Lettuce as well. If you don't haven any Coconut Aminos you can substitute Bragg's Liquid Aminos or Tamari, but use a lot less. It's my new favorite Salad Dressing!
1/4 cup fresh squeezed Lime Juice
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1 teaspoon Coconut Aminos (or Bragg's or Tamari)
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Sugar
1 teaspoon of minced Shallot (or Red Onion)
Whisk all the ingredients together in a small bowl and pour over the Salad ingredients of your choice.
Five Element Analysis
This Salad Dressing is predominantly made up of Wood Element ingredients - it's mostly Lime Juice and Olive Oil. So this is a good Dressing to use on the Salad I prepared, as it contained Corn from the Earth Element, Tomatoes from the Fire Element, Shallots and Green Onions from the Metal Element and Ham from the Water Element. I didn't do that on purpose, but it's wonderful that I ended up eating a balanced Salad!