Toasted Cumin Citrus Vinaigrette

MAKES ABOUT 1 CUP • PREP TIME: 5 minutes • COOK TIME: not applicable

I come by making salad dressing honestly, as my dad was in the food manufacturing business. Many a day I’d come to my dad’s office with my latest vinaigrette concoction in a yogurt cup and take it to the lab, where I learned to measure ingredients precisely so we could reproduce the taste in my little yogurt cup when it was scaled up to a two-hundred-gallon drum (talk about the importance of learning how to write down a repeatable recipe!). This airtight dressing is easy to prepare and delicious.

2 oranges, zested
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 teaspoons cumin seeds, toasted
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Put the orange zest, orange juice, lemon juice, cumin seeds, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and stir to combine. Slowly pour in the olive oil, whisking all the while, and continue whisking until smooth.  Transfer to a small container with a fitted lid and shake well.

Reprinted with permission from The Healthy Mind Cookbook Copyright © 2015 by Rebecca Katz with Mat Edelson, Ten Speed Press, a division of the Crown Publishing Group, Berkeley, CA.