Note from the cook: This ‘recipe’ is my best guess at what I threw together for our community salad on Earth Day potluck. I encourage you to adjust the ingredients to please your palate and to add whatever suits your fancy. — Donna Keuck
Mandarin Orange & Ginger Dressing
1/2 C fresh-squeezed Mandarin orange juice
2 T malt vinegar
1 T pure maple syrup
2 t sesame oil
1/2 t powdered ginger
1/4 t Cholula or Tabasco Hot Sauce
1/4 t sea salt (optional)
1/4 C avocado oil
3/4 C organic California olive oil
- Whisk or blend the first seven ingredients. Taste and adjust ingredients to your liking.
- Slowly whisk the avocado oil into the dressing. Taste again and adjust as needed.
- Slowly add the olive oil and emulsify the dressing. If the dressing is too thin, add more olive oil.
- Serve immediately
Store in the refrigerator for up to two days. The refrigerated dressing will separate, so shake before serving.
This also makes a good marinade for tofu, cauliflower, and chicken.