Citrus Vinaigrette


Citrus Vinaigrette

This zesty little number is wonderful for those hot humid or rainy days when you're feeling a bit waterlogged, but want something fresh to eat. You could add this to a grain bowl or warm salad. It's a great choice for those of us who feel puffy, heavy and foggy headed more often than not as the citrus zest, mustard, raw honey, thyme and black pepper are all known to bust thought 'Dampness' according to Traditional Chinese Medicine Food Therapy. By picking foods that act like medicine in your body by balancing things out, you're setting yourself up for great health!

Ingredients

Makes about 3 cups

1 tbsp grapefruit zest

1 tbsp lemon zest

2 tsp orange zest

125ml citrus juice

2 cloves garlic, minced

4 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only

½ tsp freshly ground pepper

1 heaping tsp Dijon mustard

1 tsp umeboshi (optional)

1 ½ tsp raw honey

salt

olive oil

Method

1. In a medium bowl, anchored with a kitchen towel underneath, combine the citrus zest, juice, garlic, thyme, dijon, umeboshi (if using), and honey. Season with salt and pepper and whisk to combine. While whisking, very slowly drizzle in olive oil. Continue until you’ve got about ¾ of a cup of olive oil used, and the mixture is a homogenous mixture. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary. Pack up in an airtight jar and store in the fridge.

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