For those of you looking for a delicious and healthy alternative to the standard assortment of grocery store salad dressings … Super Tonic Dressing is a wonderful choice.
My wife and I first encountered this blended goodness while living in the Pacific Northwest. Eager to find healthy and affordable substitutes to our mainstay of sugars and artificial ingredients, we learned about Super Tonic Dressing and decided to give it a try.
Our initial attempt turned out rather well, and yielded a large batch which lasted over a month. Not only did the new dressing taste amazing, but the inherent benefits found in the primary ingredients were readily apparent, including lowered blood pressure, boosted gut health, and an overall feeling of well-being, plus it’s a terrific antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
We also quickly discovered that the Super Tonic Dressing (with or without the Italian seasoning mix) was perfect for dipping vegetables in, for putting on sandwiches, and it worked beautifully as a marinade.
It helps to have a solid blender to cut through the ginger and horseradish, and it’s a good idea to combine the ingredients in a well-ventilated area. It’s a powerful concoction that will soon become a household essential.
Super Tonic Dressing
- Two 32oz bottles of raw apple cider vinegar
- One large horseradish
- One hand size ginger
- One bunch of fresh parsley
- Two bulbs of garlic
- Two medium white onions
- Six to eight habenero peppers
- One 32oz bottle of raw apple cider vinegar
- Italian seasoning mix (see below)
- Avocado oil (or an Evo Oil Sprayer Bottle)
(Italian Seasoning Mix)
- 1 tbs garlic powder
- 1 tbs onion powder
- 2 tbs oregano
- 1 tbs sugar (coconut sugar, turbinado, or whatever form you choose)
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/4 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp basil
- 1 tbs parsley
- 1/4 tsp celery seed
- 2 tbs sea salt or Himalayan salt
Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.
(Create the Tonic)
- An industrial strength blender or Vita-Mix blending in a well-ventilated area works best.
- Split the tonic ingredients into two batches to make blending easier.
- Blend Tonic batches individually, pour contents into glass jars and refrigerate.
(Create the Dressing)
A Good Seasonings cruet (found where most salad dressings are sold) makes it easy because the cruet is specifically labeled for the right ingredient amounts.
If using another dressing container, do the following:
- Pour in 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
- Add 3 tbs of water
- Add 1-2 tbs Italian seasoning mix (see recipe above).
- Cover container and shake well.
- Add 1/2 cup of preferred oil
- Add 1/2 cup of Tonic
- Cover and shake well
Great for salads, vegetables, sandwiches, and marinades. Refrigerate and shake well prior to using.
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