is finally here and unfortunately for some of us that means allergies.
There are some natural ways you can beat your Spring allergies without
having to spend a fortune on expensive allergy medications.
Dress your greens in garlic and onions. Both contain quercetin, an element shown to reduce allergy symptoms.
Garlic High Priestess Eggless Caesar Dressing.
One of the best and easiest Caesar dressings ever!
- Ingredients -
1 ½-2 heads of Romaine Lettuce
5-10 cloves of fresh garlic
1/2 to 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbs. of Sweet & Spicy Garlic Festival Mustard
the juice of 2 lg. lemons
1 tin of anchovies, drained
1 1/2 cups of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese (the best!)
¼-1/2 tsp. of fresh ground black pepper
- directions -
Prepare your dressing by cleaning and coarsely chopping your garlic. Drain and chop the anchovies. Grate your cheese.
Place olive oil, mustard and lemon juice in a food processor with the blade and process for a second or two. Then add garlic, anchovies, pepper and 1 cup of the cheese. Process briefly until blended. (if the dressing is too thick it may be thinned with a little water or more lemon juice) Taste and adjust.
Wash and dry the lettuce & tear the lettuce into 1 inch wide strips. Chill! Place lettuce in a large bowl and add 2/3 of the dressing and toss until the lettuce is coated. Add more dressing if desired.
Sprinkle the remaining cheese on the top. Serve immediately.
If you have some dressing left over, refrigerate and use it within 48 hours.
It also makes a great dressing for shrimp or chicken. Add grilled chicken or seafood to the basic salad for an entrée.