My husband and I decided to do a Whole 30 for the month of January after a few months of not treating our stomachs so well and definitely feeling it. For those of you who don’t know what the Whole 30 is, I won’t try to explain it because I will do a terrible job, but click here for the link if you want to check it out. Basically its a time to let your digestive system clean out and heal. Kind of like a reset button. It’s been good for us so far. I do miss some things like my oatmeal every morning, but it’s only for 30 days and that’s doable right? Well, at least that’s what I keep telling myself. 😉
Anyway, if you have done one before, you know that you have to get kind of creative with some very basic ingredients. I’ve gone a little crazy with the home made mayo lately, and turned it into as many different kinds of dressings that I can come up with to change up the flavors of my veggies. So far I’m loving them! I wanted to share with you one of the first ones that I made today. Now you don’t have to be doing a Whole 30 to eat this or make your own mayo. It would turn out just as yummy to use regular mayo (I always use olive oil mayo because there’s a lot less fat and calories and it’s yummier!).
First off, I always keep a container of home made mayo in the fridge during this month. It’s surprising how fast you can go through it, which is good since it doesn’t have any preservatives in it, it doesn’t keep very long in the fridge. There are a few different recipes out there for it, but I just made the one from their website because it was the simplest. Click here for the recipe.
In a small bowl, wisk together your mayo, juice of one mandarin orange (cutie), lime juice (amount depends on how juicy your orange was), chipotle powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. And that’s it! Wow, that was hard wasn’t it? 🙂 You can pour this dressing over just about any salad. In this picture, I made a chicken avocado cobb salad. I didn’t write the recipe because I figured you could just look at the picture to see what’s in the salad. 🙂 We also had it over a taco salad the next night which was equally as yummy.
That is one thing I do like about the Whole 30, the simpleness of the food. Fresh and easy. Period. But I will say there is no need to eat just plain boring food! Snazz it up with a little zing from the dressing and you have created a masterpiece.
- 3 T home made mayo (if using for whole 30) recipe link above
- juice of 1 mandarin orange
- 2-3 t fresh lime juice
- 1/2 t kosher salt
- 1/4 t chipotle powder
- 1/4 t garlic powder
- fresh ground pepper
- Whisk all ingredients in a small bowl until smooth and pour over salad.