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Pickle Dressing

Bear with me here. Pickle…. dressing? Yes! It started as something I was playing with because I have been trying to get my greens in and I LOVE a good dressing. I also love pickles, so why not?

Pickle Dressing: Makes about 8oz

  • 1/3 cup pickle juice (just pick your favorite, I had some sweet onion Suckerpunch pickle brine left over so I used that!)
  • 1 cup (packed) baby spinach
  • 2 tbsp hummus of choice (I used some caramelized onion hummus from our local grocery store)
  • Garlic to taste (I had some roasted garlic laying around so I used about 1 tsp of that)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Simply add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth!

I’ll be enjoying this today on a lovely salad I’m lucky enough to have come out of my own backyard!

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Mystery Basket #2: Citrus Adobo Vinaigrette

One thing we like to do every once in a while is a mystery basket night, where my husband or kiddo pulls some random ingredients together and I have to use all of them in making dinner. It’s a lot of fun, and get the creativity juices flowing! One of my favorite recipes to come out of a mystery basket night was a citrus adobo vinaigrette. Great on salad, as a marinade for meat, or just for dipping veggies, it’s tart and flavorful!

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Citrus Adobo Vinaigrette: Makes 4OZ

1/2 lemon, zested and juiced

1/2 lime, zested and juiced

1/2 – 1 tsp honey (to taste)

1 tsp mayo of choice (we used vegan mayo)

1/2 – 1 tsp adobo seasoning (we use The Spice House adobo blend, which is lower salt content so we can use more)

1 tsp olive oil

1. Zest and juice your citrus into a small bowl. Make sure to remove any seeds that may have snuck their way in there.

2. Add your mayo, adobo, and honey. Whisk thoroughly!

3. Whisk in your oil. (If the dressing is too thin for your tastes, you can always add more, just be sure to pour slowly and whisk quickly, or your dressing will break.)