This post brought to you by LIBBY’S Pumpkin. All opinions are 100% mine.
I’m a salad lover, this is no secret. I could eat a romaine lettuce salad with grilled chicken every day (and pretty much do). What was news to me though was how awesome pumpkin is with almost everything, which I discovered recently when challenged to see all that pumpkin can do…it can do lots! It tastes great with practically everything, and is so versatile that I can make everything from pumpkin ravioli to pumpkin hummus with it.
So because salad is one of my most favorite things ever, and because I knew I could incorporate vitamin filled, delicious pumpkin into it somehow to make it even better, I rose to the challenge and created a pumpkin vinaigrette (and pssst…it doesn’t have oil, so it’s lower in fat than many salad dressings and vinaigrettes too).
1/2 cup Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin
1/4 cup white wine balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup water
2 sundried tomatoes chopped
2 leaves basil minced
1 clove Garlic
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp thyme
1/8 tsp black pepper
1. Add all the ingredients into a blender and pulse until chunky smooth.
2. Add to your favorite salad (mine here is a romaine lettuce salad with grilled chicken, sliced portabella mushrooms and fresh mozzarrella).
If you’d like it creamier (like I do), create recipe as is. If you like it less creamy, use more water- the thickness is from the pumpkin, not mayo or eggs or oil! It’s surprisingly delicious and creamy, and has less fat, calories and cholesteral than most other dressings.
Pumpkin is a superfood, which also add extra fiber and vitamin A to our diets. It’s a great stir-in food, so in addition to being the star of some recipes, it can help enhance others, like oatmeal, smoothies, mac and cheese, and is a great substitute for eggs, butter, or salt in many recipes. Keeping a few cans of Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin in your pantry can help enhance many of your favorite recipes throughout the year. It all natural, with no preservatives, and can be found in the baking aisle.
So if you love summer salads as much as I do during these wonderful warm months, add a little pumpkin into your homemade dressings and vinaigrettes to keep them tasty and lower in fat. Find more great recipes at #PumpkinCan, and share your favorite #PumpkinCan fact on your social media. Follow LIBBY’S Pumpkin on Pinterest and LIBBY’S Pumpkin on Facebook to discover more that pumpkin can do.