Salad dressings come and go, but one standard remains the perfect balance of sweet and tart, bright and rich: Balsamic Vinaigrette. Of course, back in the 80s it was cool to love honey mustard, or maybe a little bit of that 'hidden valley' stuff. But balsamic vinaigrette is always there, always delicious, and compatible with just about any pile of greens on the planet. Kale? Sure. Romaine? Yep. Spinach? Perfect! Now you can have your balsamic vinaigrette in a bottle and stay Whole30, too: Primal Kitchen's blend of avocado oil, spices, and paleo-licious vinegar will get your tastebuds watering every time. ~
For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.
Steer your fork directly into a delicious bowl of veggies, all crisp and ready to eat. But wait, what about some dressing? Not just any dressing will do. Regular old salad dressings with their veggie oil blends—canola, soy, corn, and more—can be of dubious quality and even not so good for you. Oil quality matters, from the source to the processing along the way.
Take matters into your own healthy hands: take this bottle of Balsamic Vinaigrette and drizzle it over everything and you'll have made the right choice. Picking up this bottle of balsamic dressing, zesty and herbaceous with avocado oil, you're making a smart move. Primal Kitchen has added yet another amazing flavor to their collection of Paleo friendly dressings: Balsamic Vinaigrette. With the sweetness of real balsamic vinegar and the satisfying richness of avocado oil, your salads (or marinades) will never be the same.
I use it on pretty much any kind of mixed greenery, from kale to romaine, all up and down my salad repertoire. Kale, of course. Arugula, heck yeah. Romaine, again! Not too sweet, not too tart: it just goes with any kind of veggie from raw to cooked. Up the ante on your tray of roasted Brussels sprouts when you toss in some of this to liven up every morsel.
And yes, it works beyond the bowl of greens. How about a finishing sauce over some heirloom beans, or a marinade or last-minute topping for your favorite fish recipe? If your recipe hints at sweet, or tart, or herbacious, your food will love this dressing.
Starting or continuing your Whole30 and looking for an easy peasy salad dressing? Look no further than this bottle. You'll get just a hint of sweetness that will add joy to your sweet potatoes, your roasted asparagus, and even your slow cooker chicken. With garlic, onion, lemon, basil and oregano it livens up your taste buds in every bite.
Why Primal Kitchen Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing is so good for you
The rich and delicious enriching ingredient is avocado oil, pressed using a cold press process and then centrifuged for purity. Just how awesome is it? Avocado oil, like olive oil and hazelnut oil, contains oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that may help to lower cholesterol.
Avocado oil is notable for its fat composition, fatty acids which are anti-inflammatory in nature. It’s also notably high in Vitamin E and monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acids. In a recent study, both high and low doses of avocado oil enhanced alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and lutein absorption from a salad by as much as 15 times compared to a salad without avocado oil. That's right: this dressing makes your salad even healthier.
About Primal Kitchen, in their own words
Ok, seriously, who HASN'T heard of Mark Sisson in the paleosphere by now? Mark's Daily Apple? Sorry, it's just that his influence is vast and his values in the nutritional world are strong and well-known.
"My name is Mark Sisson, and I’m a former elite endurance athlete who has made health and fitness my life’s work. Since trading in my professional running shoes 26 years ago, I’ve written a series of best-selling health and fitness books, I’ve designed natural state-of-the-art, health-enhancing nutritional supplements and educational diet and exercise systems, and I’ve published MarksDailyApple.com. My mission is to empower more people to take responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness. Primal Kitchen expands this mission, bringing uncompromisingly delicious, high quality, nutrient dense sauces and dressings to kitchens everywhere. In the world of real food, it’s often what you put on your food that keeps it interesting."
Here are answers to some of your most important questions!
What kinds of avocados are used?
Our avocados are sourced from handpicked, organically grown, premium Spanish avocados. We are working on obtaining our organic certification.
Why is this dressing so PERKY?
Honestly, it's acid. Good acid, like balsamic vinegar and lemon juice. Nothing says balance like a bit of tart against something sweet.