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Creamy Cilantro Lime & Garlic Salad Dressing

Ranch dressing lovers, you need to try this creamy cilantro dressing with fresh lime and garlic. It is a rich yogurt-based dressing that is delicious and easy to make.

Ingredients

1 ½ cups loosely chopped cilantro
2 cloves garlic
½ cup avocado oil
¼ cup nonfat plain yogurt
½ teaspoon lime juice
¼ teaspoon sea salt

Directions

Add the chopped cilantro, lime juice, avocado oil, yogurt, garlic to a food processor. I used my small one. Puree until cilantro is finely chopped and all ingredients are incorporated.

Add in the sea salt and pulse again until it is mixed in.

Transfer the mixture to an airtight mason jar and store in the fridge. The dressing should keep for a week. Mix well before each use.

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Enjoy!

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Red Wine & Blueberry BBQ Sauce

Fourth of July is almost here which means it’s time to fire up the barbie; not the dolls! Not that I didn’t kill a few barbies in my day, but I mean the BBQ.

So I wanted to create a recipe that was in the true spirit of Independence Day, hence the name. Get it? Red Wine & Blueberry, as in red, white and blue.

You could use any red wine with this recipe that is oaked and earthy, with some nice fruit to it. I used another Top Ten wine from Whole Foods. Herdade do Esporão’s Monte Velho Red, but really any will do.

Ingredients

2 cups blueberries
2 cups Herdade do Esporão’s Monte Velho Red
cup ketchup
1 shallot, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 serrano pepper
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
½ cup brown sugar
¼ teaspoon cocoa powder
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
1 teaspoon olive oil

Directions

In a medium-sized sauce pot, warm the 1 teaspoon of olive oil over a medium heat. Add in the onion and garlic and sweat them, then turn off the heat.

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Add in the 2 cups of blueberries, 2 cups of red wine, 1/3 cup of ketchup, 2 serrano chiles (sliced), 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 1/2 brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of cocoa powder and then bring the mix to a boil. I suggest putting the peppercorns in a sachet d’épices because when you get to the pureeing part of this recipe, you really don’t want them in there.

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Reduce the mix to a low simmer and cover, cooking for about 30 minutes.

Now remove the lid and cook for an additional 30 minutes, until the sauce thickens, stirring every so often. Be careful, as the sauce reduces, it will be more likely to burn so you might have to reduce the heat too.

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Once the sauce is reduced, remove the peppercorns, transfer the mixture to the food processor and puree until it is super smooth. You can run it through a strainer to remove any larger pieces but I kinda like chunky. #justsaying

Now slather your burgers, fries and even your friends with this stuff. It is super tasty! Enjoy.

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