Dressing Recipes


  • 1/3 C olive oil
  • 1/3 C balsamic vinegar
  • 1 heaping t sugar (or honey sucanat)
  • 1 T fresh basil, oregano, or thyme
  • 1 t Dijon mustard (or 1/4 t dry)
  • 1/8 t paprika
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

Combine in blender and serve with pasta salad (also on this site).

(recipe from my sister-in-law Karen)

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Zesty Hummus with Sauteed Red Pepper


  • 1 15 oz can organic chickpeas, drained
  • 3 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice
  • 3/4 tsp salt (1 t salt if using organic chickpeas)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • sprinkles of chili powder, onion powder, cumin, oregano, and dried parsley to taste

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Spoon into a bowl.

Sauteed Red Peppers:

  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Place ingredients in a skillet and sauté for a few minutes. Let cool.


Make a well in the center of the hummus. Pour about a teaspoon of olive oil in the center. Spoon the sauteed peppers into the well. Garnish with parsley if desired. Serve fresh or refrigerate.

From www.blogofjoy.com

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