Berry Salad Recipe with Geranium Essential Oil
Berry Salad with Geranium Essential Oil
This is the perfect salad to serve on the warmer days as we desire fresh, lighter dishes. This salad dressing features Young Living Geranium essential oil, that adds a delightful floral note to the dressing. Thiis recipe is by Chef Kate.
To make it a main dish try adding a few pieces of protein like sliced halloumi cheese, tofu, chicken, salmon or prawns. Grilled zucchini or eggplant are also great veggie options. Avocado is a wonderful addition too. If you are adding a protein to your salad you can either pan sear or grill it until it is cooked to your liking.
TIP You can use use the Toothpick Method for some of the stronger oils like oregano, thyme, lavender, geranium, black pepper and ginger. Using this method helps to control the amount of oil you add to a dish or drink.
I suggest soaking the onion pieces in water, to cover for 5 – 10 minutes and then drain them well. This helps to take the raw bite and scent out of the onions.
Toothpick Method: Dip a toothpick in the bottle of oil and then swirl it in the dish or drink, mix in well and taste. If you desire more of that oil’s flavour repeat using a new toothpick each time until you are happy with the amount.
NOTE If you are serving 6 increase the salad greens and add a few more berries and nuts so there is plenty of salad. You can also double the dressing ingredients and have some leftover. It’s great on grilled chicken and veggies too!
Prep Time: 20 minutes Servings: 6 Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes
Strawberry Salad Ingredients:
2 – 3 cups baby spinach and/or rocket (or mixed salad greens and/or coz lettuce)
1 – 2 cups assorted berries
1 small red onion, thinly sliced (optional)
avocado slices (optional)
½ cup raw or toasted macadamia nuts (or other nuts and/or seeds)
Geranium Dressing Ingredients:
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 cup mayonnaise (or vegan mayo)
2 tbsp honey or maple syrup (to taste)
½ tsp sea salt and pepper (to taste)
1 drop Young Living geranium essential oil (using the toothpick method, to taste)
Prepare the salad greens, slice the red onion (and soak per TIP), clean the berries and set aside while you make the salad dressing and cook a protein, if adding one. You can serve the protein warm or chilled, if chilling, cook at least an hour before you are planning to serve the salad and chill the protein or veggies.
Make the dressing by blending all the dressing ingredients in a blender until combined well. Taste and add a little more lemon juice, honey, salt and/or geranium oil, if desired.
When you are ready to serve the salad place the salad greens on a platter, in a bowl or on individual plates. Place the berries, onion slices, nuts and protein, if using around the salad and drizzle with the dressing. You can also serve the dressing in a bowl and let everyone help themselves.
Where to Buy Food Grade Essential Oils in Australia?
Which Essential Oils can be used with Food?
See a full list of 38 food grade essential oils in Australia here.