OK, so it’s not really a Meringue!  But it sure tastes like it – YUM!  This salad dressing will perk up your salad like you would not believe – at least until you try it . . .

And, not only does it taste phenomenal, but it’s packed full of nutritional energy.  Lemons also have a nice alkalizing and cleansing action in our bodies — mix that with some interesting salad greens and veggies and you’re body will be pleased.  Coconut Nectar can be found at various health food stores and online.  It’s made from the flower of the coconut palm tree and is rated low on the glycemic index.

2 Tbls Lemon Zest, finely grated (basically, 1 lrg/med lemon)

6 Tbls Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed (Squeeze the zested lemon)

1/3 Cup Grapeseed Oil

1/3 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 Tbls Coconut Vinegar or White Balsamic Vinegar

3-6 Tbls Coconut Palm Nectar (add to taste)

Place in glass jar – an old salad dressing bottle works great.  Shake well and enjoy on your favorite salad.

Helpful tip: Coconut Palm Nectar gives your recipes a wonderful light caramel flavor.  To substitute Coconut Palm Nectar instead of sugar into other recipes, I would recommend adding a little bit more Nectar as it isn’t quite as sweet as sugar.  It’s close – so don’t go overboard unless you have a gargantuan sweet tooth!