I hear that agave nectar is low GI and doesn’t give you a spike of sugar, and then a slump of low energy, as honey or pure sugar do. So I decided to try it.
It’s nice, like honey but slightly runnier and without the sharp, harsh taste that honey can sometimes have.
I haven’t done much cooking with it yet. Just this salad dressing and I’ve also added it to smoothies and sorbets instead of honey.
So far, so simple.
I quite often add some sweetness to my salad dressings, partly to get the kids to eat veg. And partly because I like it.
I noticed that Asian salads sometimes include palm sugar. Now I am hooked.
Easy All-Purpose Agave Nectar Salad Dressing
Ingredients: (serves 4)
- Agave nectar (about 2 tsp)
- 1 tsp grainy mustard
- Small slosh white wine vinegar
- Slightly bigger slosh extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper if liked
- Mix everything together in a little bowl or ramekin and tip over your salad just before serving.
- Use any salad vegetables you like: I had just watercress the last time I made this dressing.
- Toss lightly.