Monday, 22 June 2015

The Groovy Food Company Agave Dressing review

Although the weather at times may be disagreeing it is officially summer and a time to think about lighter foods and outdoor eating. We have a couple of recipes we use for salad dressings but it's always handy to have something in the fridge to quickly grab. If you go into a supermarket you'll find shelves of different salad dressings but I was rather intrigued by the The Groovy Food Company's Creamy balsamic with basil agave dressing I was sent.

I've heard of agave nectar before but I have never used it. One of the ways I have seen it being used is as a sugar substitute in cake baking. It is made by extracting the juice of the Mexican Blue Weber Agave plant which is then concentrated to produce the nectar. When you look through the ingredients list there are no strange additives, colourings, or flavourings. In fact everything that makes up the recipe for the dressing you could go out and buy yourself. With such a listing it means it is suitable for vegetarians, vegans and those following gluten free diets.
In order to give it taste test I decided to make a simple salad of lettuce, cucumber and tomatoes in order for the flavour to stand out. I only squeezed a little over the top of the salad so the 250ml bottle will go a long way. The texture is quite thick and creamy unlike many which are quite runny. You could use it also as dip. The flavour of the basil is noticeable but not overpowering. The first thing my husband said was, “This is nice, really nice. We can have this again.” This is very high praise indeed! What Mr JibberJabber particularly liked was the fact it wasn't oily or greasy like many oil based dressings are. Miss JibberJabber liked it as well so it looks like something that is going to be well used in the coming weeks.

I was sent the item for review purposes. The words, opinions and photographs are my own.

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