Sometimes just a hint of sweetness is all it takes for your palate to balance out the textured layers of a dressing. With the addition of a teaspoon of honey, you can count on a burst of flavor featuring all five tastes (sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami) in this simple-to-make and versatile sauce. Try it drizzled over a mixed-greens salad or tossed with chilled, steamed veggies and chopped chicken for a refreshing and healthy summertime lunch.
½ cup cold-pressed, extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. raw honey
¼ cup walnut oil
½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1 clove garlic, smashed
1 tsp. dried shiitake mushrooms, chopped
2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, minced
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- In mini food processor, combine all ingredients except cilantro and pepper and pulse until smooth.
- Use spatula to scrape down sides; stir in cilantro and pepper, to taste.
- Pour dressing into glass bottle.
- Serve dressing tossed with your favorite mixed-greens salad with chopped avocado and grilled chicken for a healthy, complete and paleo-friendly meal.