Zukay Live Foods has a really exciting line of salad dressings that I have been looking forward to posting about since before I even tried them. I first heard about them from the product blog of the Park Slope Food Coop where, like much of the NYC metropolitan area’s population, I was at one time a member.
As the brad name implies, Zukay Live Foods’ salad dressings are made from, well, live ingredients. 100% raw and vegan, they’re a mixture of fermented vegetables and herbs without added fats or sugars. They are only about 5 calories per serving. So, they’re wonderful alone or for mixing with your desired amount of olive oil (or other variety of oil).
Another use I discovered was mixing them with hummus to make a dip. Delicious!
Let’s get on to the flavors. There are six:
Tomato Provencal (with kalamata olives and herbs de Provence)
Sweet Onion Basil
Tomato Pepper Pesto
Red Pepper Cilantro
I have sampled the first four (thanks, Scott!) and can vouch for the freshness, vibrancy and wonderfulness of each. I have no doubt the last two are delicious as well. The bottles “hiss” a bit when you open them- proof of their “life”!- and they have very herby, lively aromas.
Learn more at Zukay Live Foods, where you can also place an order.