Happy LONG weekend! Woot, woot 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
Y’all know what a long weekend means, right? AN EXTRA DAY TO WHIP UP SOME WONDERFULNESS IN THE KITCH!!! Admit your day has just been made, WOAH. Let’s turn meal prep Sundays into meal prep MONDAYS, ya dig? WHO ARE WE KIDDING? Of course you do!
AND so, to start your day off
RIGHT (oops, I mean, PERFECTLY), I WAKE YOU WITH none other than my HOMEMADE CLEAN-AF CHERRY TOMATO DRESSING.
If, like me, you strongly believe that A SALAD AIN’T A SALAD WITHOUT ‘DEM BEAUTIES, THEN THIS ONE IS FOR YOU.
You. Will. Fall. In. Absolute. Head. Over. Heels. Love. With. This. Babe.
I am certainly CERTAIN that she will become a staple for you, especially since she takes NO MORE THAN 5 MINUTES TO BLEND UP. (Yes, babies, YOU READ RIGHT. AND YES, that means that, for once, you do not, I repeat, you do not, even need to work ‘dem arms to whisk up this beautifulness!!!). AMAZING, RIGHT?
Ladies & gents, I present you with Kelly’s Clean-AF Cherry Tomato Dressing a.k.a. The-Juicy-Tomato-ey-Babe-That-Will-Make-You-Go-Salad-&-Never-Go-Back.
Just imagine taking a bite of crunchy spinach, crispy cucumber, some pecan crumbles, a dried cranberry or two & some creamy, smooth, mushy-AF goat cheese, ALL LATHERED IN THIS JUICY TOMATO-EY WONDERFULNESS.
Basically, if you haven’t already “GONE SALAD”, this babe is guaranteed to do the trick for you. ERGO, THIS BABE WILL MAKE YOU GO SALAD & NEVER GO BACK. Don’t believe me? TRY ME.
But wait… first, LET ME TELL YOU HOW. & BY HOW, I MEAN, let me first tell you what you munchkins will need! (SO SIMPLE. All these ingredients are defs. in your pantries somewhere… NO, I cannot help you look for them. I simply cannot do EVERYTHING, but, what I can do is promise you that I didn’t use any rare ingredients in this baby because I want you guys to be able to whip her up STAT. PRONTO. NOW. ASAP. Ya feel me? Basically, just saved you a grocery trip or two!
OH, & if all of this wasn’t enough… SHE IS VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE & REFINED SUGAR-FREE. Ya dig? Basically, she’s delicious, healthy & PACKED WITH NUTRIENTS, so there really is no reason for you not to make her, taste her, pour her, lather her, smother her & devour her.
AND WHEN I SAY “NUTRIENTS”, I AM TOTZ. REFERRING TO ‘DEM CHERRY TOMATOES, which provide LOADS of Vitamins B-6 & A. & In case you didn’t know:
Vitamin B-6 helps our bods metabolize protein & supports cognitive development & brain function, as well as produces red blood cells & immune function!
As for Vitamin A, this babe keeps your eyes workin’ properly, aids your bod in producing white blood cells & keeps ‘dem hearts, lungs & kidneys functioning properly. Sounds pretty darn essential to me, you?
And if ‘dem vitamins WEREN’T ENOUGH; the babes also contain lycopene, which is an ANTIOXIDANT that lowers the risk of certain diseases caused by cellular damage (a.k.a. CANCER & CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES). Studies have also shown that these munchkins can also offer certain protections against osteoporosis, skin damage caused by UV-light & brain disorders. PRETTY AWESOME. LOAD UP ON ‘DEM CHERRY TOMATOES? YES PLEASE!
OKAY, my rant/segment is over. Sorry not sorry. I just taught you a thing or two. THANK ME INSTEAD OF COMPLAINING. Kay? NOW… FINALLY… INGREDIENTS!
- 1 cup of cherry tomatoes (approximately 155-165g);
- ¼ cup of organic red wine vinegar;
- ¼ cup of organic extra-virgin olive oil;
- 1 tbsp. of organic agave or pure organic maple syrup (MAPLE SYRUP > AGAVE! BYE!);
- ½ tsp. of smoked paprika;
- ½ tsp. of onion powder;
- ½ tsp. of garlic powder;
- ½ tsp. of dried parsley flakes;
- ¼ teaspoon of sea salt;
- ¼ teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper;
- A SPLASH of lemon juice!
C’EST TOUT. THAT’S IT. THAT’S ALL. Swear!
And… if ‘dem ingredients were NOT simple ENOUGH, wait until you see how simple she is to make… PRETTY MUCH, YOUR ONLY TASK IS… PRESSING A BUTTON OR TWO. You’re totz. winning at life RN, thanks to Kelly in the Kitch. WHERE IS MY THANK YOU? Still waiting. Twiddling my thumbs. STILL FREAKING WAITING. Okay, there it is. YOU’RE WELCOME!!!!!
Now, babies, add ALL YOUR INGREDIENTS to a blender (Hi Breville, you da Boss. No pun intended) & blend until SMOOOOOOTH-AF. Stop to scrape down the sides, as needed! OR JUST PULSE, PULSE, PULSE & PULSE SOME ‘MO!
OH & FOOD PORN!!!!
Xoxo!!! <3 <3 <3 <3