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Hemp Oil Dressing with Pomegranate Vinegar and Mint

Filed Under: Health Foods,Recipes at 3:57 pm | By: Susan Marque

Hemp is gaining ground for all sorts of uses. The versatile oil made from hemp seeds can be an extraordinary way to enjoy eating healthfully. You get a nice immunity boost from hemp oil, with its high amount of essential fatty acids (EFAs). It is imperative that you get them in some form, because your body can’t produce EFAs on its own. So, you must eat foods that supply the all important omega-3 and omega-6. Hemp oil is a good source of both.

Wondering what other benefits there are to consuming hemp? Great skin, cancer prevention, lowered PMS symptoms, reduced inflammation, and some scientists are seeing improved memory and anti-aging, to name a few. There are a lot of reasons to experiment with hemp oil.

This dressing takes hemp’s nutty flavor into account, adding the delicate sweetness of pomegranate to make a balanced profile, with mint for extra sparkle. The honey and mustard are in quantities that won’t overpower. Instead, they boost up the dominate flavors of mint, pomegranate and hemp oil.

You can easily whip this up in about five minutes, which makes it rival the speed of opening a bottle of store-bought dressing that can be loaded with less healthful ingredients. This dressing won’t weigh you down, and it’s good for your heart.

Experiment with the amounts of the ingredients to get it just right for your own taste. You might want to try the same ratios but swap apple cider vinegar in place of the pomegranate and Dijon in place of the prepared mustard. There are lots of ways to enjoy making salads with hemp oil. Let’s get started!

Gather your ingredients. Assembly can go fast if you don’t have to go back to the cupboard or fridge to retrieve each item.

Chop the mint.

Pour the oil and vinegar into a bowl, along with the mint.

Add the honey, mustard, salt, and pepper. Use a whisk to blend the ingredients.

Pour or sprinkle over your salad. And voila!

Hemp Oil Dressing with Pomegranate Vinegar and Mint

Serves: 4-6
Prep time: 3 minutes
Cooking time: 1 minute

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup pomegranate vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons hemp seed oil
Approximately 1/4 cup chopped mint, loosely packed and chopped fine
1/2 teaspoon raw honey
1/4 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
Salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl and enjoy!

 

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