Pumpkin Apple Dressing

Low-Amine Pumpkin Apple Salad and Meat Dressing / Sauce (photo)

Low-Amine Pumpkin Apple Dressing.

This slightly sweet dressing is slightly reminiscent of pumpkin pie and has a lightly tangy kick to it. It goes well on salads as well as being used as a sauce for meats such as chicken.

1/2 Fiji apple

1/2 C water

1/2 C organic pumpkin puree

dash clove powder

1/8 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp salt

2 tsp sugar

3/4 tsp ascorbic acid

1 tsp rubbed sage

2 Tbsp safflower oil

  • In a food processor, puree apple.
  • Add all other ingredients and puree until very smooth.
AMINE BREAKDOWN
Very Low Amine: apple, water, ascorbic acid, sage
Low Amine: sugar, safflower oil
High Amine: pumpkin, clove (high in histamines), cinnamon (high in histamines)

Carrot Ginger Dressing (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free)

Low-amine carrot ginger dressing (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free) photo

Low-amine carrot ginger dressing (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free)

This low-amine carrot ginger salad dressing has a nice zest to it and adds a lot of body and flavor to a salad without adding much fat. It’s a unique, flavorful combination that makes for a nice addition to many salads.

1/2 lb carrots (3 medium), roughly chopped

1/2 C fresh ginger, peeled & chopped

1/2 C shallots, peeled & chopped

2 Tbsp pomegranate juice

1/2 tsp sesame oil substitute

4 tsp soy sauce substitute

1/3 C water

1 tsp maple syrup

2 tsp ascorbic acid

1/2 C safflower oil

1/4 tsp salt

  • Pulse carrots in a food processor until almost pureed.
  • Add shallots and ginger, and continue processing until finely minced.
  • Add all other ingredients and blend until smooth (2-3 minutes).
  • If too thick, thin carrot ginger dressing with more water.
AMINE BREAKDOWN:
Very Low Amine: carrot, ginger, shallot, water, ascorbic acid, salt
Low Amine: pomegranate juice, maple syrup, soy sauce substitute, sesame oil substitute, safflower oil

Horseradish Lime Avocado Dressing (gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free)

Quinoa salad served with horseradish lime avocado dressing. (photo)

Quinoa salad served with horseradish lime avocado dressing.

This is not exactly made with a particular attention to amines in foods. Avocado is a high amine food (especially as it ripens, so choose fairly unripe avocados), and horseradish is said to be high amine. However, with horseradish, I’m not sure horseradish itself is high in amines, or whether it is usually found creamed, in jars, processed, and having sat on a shelf for weeks, months, or years. To be safer, I am starting with fresh horseradish root. However, this recipe is a “eat at your own risk” recipe, to be sure. Amines abound!

Horseradish, lime, avocado dressing (medium-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free) photo

Horseradish, lime, avocado dressing (medium-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, paleo)

Juice of 1 limes

1/2 avocado

2 Tbsp fresh grated horseradish, packed

2 Tbsp safflower oil

1/4 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp cayenne (or fresh chopped chilies)

1/2 C cilantro, chopped

1/4 C cashews, soaked

1/2 C rice milk (or water instead, for Paleo diet)

  • Soak cashew in water for 2 hours, then drain.
  • In a food processor, puree cashews first, then add all other ingredients except rice milk. Puree until very smooth.
  • Add rice milk and continue blending, until mixture is extremely smooth and creamy.

AMINE BREAKDOWN:

Very Low Amine: black pepper, salt, cilantro, rice milk

Low Amine: safflower oil, cashews

High Amine: horseradish

Very High Amine: cayenne (or chilies), avocado, lime

Tangy Cilantro Dressing and Marinade

I wanted to make Cajun Spiced Beef Skewers, so needed a sauce. I’ve adapted a recipe for a Tangy Cilantro Dressing & Marinade from The Daily Dietribe to be low-amine. I used the sauce drizzled over the top of the skewers once served, and saved the rest as a salad dressing.

1/2 C packed cilantro, stems and all
1/2 tsp sugar
1/3 C fresh lime juice (2 limes)
1/4 C apple juice
3/4 tsp ascorbic acid
4 large garlic cloves
1/2 tsp salt
1 C safflower oil
Cilantro Dressing & Marinade photo

Cilantro Dressing & Marinade

  • Blend cilantro, garlic, sugar, and lime juice in a food processor until well-processed.
  • Add all other ingredients and blend.
  • Serve with a dish, as a dressing, use as a low-amine marinade, or save in a bottle for later in the fridge.
AMINE BREAKDOWN:
Very Low Amine: cilantro, lime, ascorbic acid, apple juice, garlic, salt
Low Amine: sugar, safflower oil

Cilantro Garlic Lime Sauce

This low amine sauce is delicious used as a salad dressing with or without the oil in the recipe, or as a sauce plated under a low amine white fish or chicken entrée.

2 bunches well-washed, chopped cilantro (about 2 cups)

8 cloves garlic

1″ fresh ginger, chopped

1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped

1 1/2 tsp ascorbic acid

1 tsp sugar

1/4 C safflower oil

  • Puree all ingredients until very smooth.
  • Adjust to taste.
  • Add water if it needs thinning.
  • Serve tossed in salad, plated under white fish or chicken dishes.

AMINE BREAKDOWN

Very Low Amine: cilantro, garlic, ginger, onion, ascorbic acid

Low Amine: safflower oil, sugar

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