Ready for an enormous salad, drizzled with paleo-friendly dressing? After all, Seinfeld made the "Big A Salad" a thing, and the whole world realized that when it comes to salads, bigger is often better. Start with a big bowl of your favorite greens. Add crunchy veggies. Add non-crunchy veggies (roasted peppers? tomatoes?) and perhaps some rich and creamy elements like avocado or hard boiled egg. But the salad isn't really happening until you find the perfect dressing to drizzle or drown as you see fit. Your solution is this Italian Dressing from Primal Kitchen. With ingredients that are top-notch and flavors your tongue will find perfect. No preservatives, no sugar, no dairy, just amazing flavors, spices, and real foods go into each and every bottle. Bottoms up on that salad bowl!
For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.
Lunch or springtime or anytime in my book is the perfect time for a cool veggie salad. Some crunchy bits, some leafy bits, and a hearty pour of some tasty and zesty dressing. But wait, what about that commercial Italian bottled dressing? Turn it over and read that label. Eesh, right? Heavily processed oils and weird stuff galore.
Primal Kitchen has your back because when it comes to salad dressing, oil quality matters. Canola oil used to be the favorite for many years from the heart-healthy crowd. But no more. Too much processing, too little connection to real food. So what's left in the veggie oil world? Actually, a trio of fruits: olive, coconut, and avocado. It is the latter that is under-appreciated for mellow flavor and wonderful versatility, and it is indeed avocado—along with organic olive oil—that is used in this Italian Dressing recipe.
Each bite you'll taste flavor on overload, balancing the punchy acid of both lemon juice and cider vinegar against herbs, spices, and two kinds of flavorful yet delicate oil.
Obviously this is phenomenal on any classic garden salad, but there's much to love when drizzled over a blend of baby spinaches, with or without extras like nuts and fruit and veggies. It works well with any salad completely dominated by greens - kale, arugula, spinach, you name it. Any hearty salad will sing with this potent yet tart dressing, especially if you add some chunks of avocado at the very end to sweeten the deal, and perhaps some dried cherries for extra antioxidant punch.
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 loves oregano, this bottle is your recipe's friend.
Why Primal Kitchen Italian Dressing is so good for you
The two major ingredients are organic olive and avocado oil, pressed using a cold press process and then centrifuged for purity. Just how awesome is it? Both avocado oil and olive oil contain oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that may help to lower cholesterol.
Avocado oil is also 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.
Here's what Primal Kitchen says about this dressing, "Mission impossible, made possible. What if I told you that we’ve created a dairy-free, unbelievably delicious, and—get this—healthy Italian dressing? Made with olive and avocado oil containing monounsaturated fats and packed with organic herbs and spices, Primal Kitchen’s Italian Dressing is bursting with full-bodied flavor and nourishing ingredients guaranteed to satisfy palates across the foodie spectrum. "
About Primal Kitchen, in their own words
Who HASN'T heard of Mark Sisson in the paleosphere by now? How about Mark's Daily Apple? 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 flavorful? Are you sure there aren't weird ingredients?
Absolutely nothing strange in here. This dressing is free of: soy, gluten, dairy, canola, gluten, grains, sugar! It's keto-friendly, paleo and primal friendly, and Whole30 Approved!