Simple salad dressing

Italian Salad Dressing

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Refrigerate until chilled.

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 tablespoon)

Recipe Notes

Comments

  1. Loved the dressing and was able to use my home grown herbs.

  2. can we have cheese?

  3. I know there is no dairy on the fast, but is almond milk or soy milk considered dairy?

  4. How many times do you do the fast in a year?

  5. Can we use corn tortillas from the store?

  6. Can I use Italian dressing from the store? Is honey prohibited?

    • Store-bought salad dressing usually contain at least one (and often several) ingredients that aren’t allowed on the fast, such as sugar, vinegar, etc. You can find tasty salad dressing recipes in my book, http://www.ultimatedanielfast.com/book-the-ultimate-guide-to-the-daniel-fast/, and on my website. Also, honey is not allowed (no added sweeteners).

      • I thought vinegar was allowed on the Daniel fast? I have read on several other sites lists of approved foods that include vinegar as well as recipes that contain it.

        • You’ll find some variation in the specific guidelines for the modern-day Daniel Fast, as far as what foods are included and which ones are restricted. The food guidelines on my website are the ones most commonly described in a Daniel Fast. The intention of today’s Daniel Fast is not to duplicate exactly what Daniel did but the spirit in which he did it. Daniel’s passion for the Lord caused him to hunger and thirst more for spiritual food than for physical food, which should be the desire of anyone choosing to participate in this type of fast.

          This is why I do not promote the use of vinegar on the Daniel Fast: The process of creating vinegar involves fermentation, and the oxidation of ethanol produces an alcohol-containing liquid. However, one particular vinegar, apple cider vinegar, has many nutritional benefits, so some people may choose to include it on their fast. The idea of the fast is to deny yourself as an act of worship to the Lord. We don’t want to be so legalistic about every single thing that we put into our mouths that we miss the whole point of the Daniel Fast, so I would encourage you to seek the Lord for direction on this issue.

          Note: Fresh lemon juice is a good substitute for vinegar!

  7. This is my fist time doing the Daniel Fast and I’m on my second day. I must say I had to stop and reflect on the purpose of this fast rather than focusing so much on the food. (I think I was becoming obsessive with not messing up). However, once I decided to do my best and follow the guidelines as close as possible I am focusing more on God and encompassing an important fruit of the Sprit— self control; with that being said I have a couple of questions:

    I know sugar is not allowed however triscuits are and they have 1g of sugar. Which brand does not have any? (Organic tomato soup also has sugar).

    Is there an list that you know of that provides already made products from the store that are acceptable on the fast? I’m only asking becuse I’m penny pinching and buying several ingredients for many different meals becomes costly. For example: soups, cereal (cold cereal), snacks etc..

    Thank you so much for your time and information. God bless.

    • I’m thankful you are seeking the Lord through the Daniel Fast. I pray the Lord continues to strengthen you as you draw near to Him.

      To answer your question about sugar, check the ingredients label of the foods. I’m pretty sure both the Triscuits (if they are whole grain) are acceptable. As long as there isn’t any ADDED sugar listed, they are fine. There is naturally-occurring sugars in foods (like fruit). The tomato soup is the same. Check for any sugars that are added to the tomatoes (other forms of sugar are honey, molasses, agave nectar, or dried cane syrup).

      I don’t know of any resources that list store-bought items. However, my book, The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast, can help you in this area. I give you three weeks of meal plans, which are designed in such a way to make it easier to grocery shop and prepare foods (many of the meals feature the same ingredients or complement one another). Having a plan always helps with budgeting! :)

  8. Is multi grain pita bread ok for the Daniel fast?

    • Only unleavened bread is allowed on the Daniel Fast, so check your ingredients to make sure the pita bread doesn’t contain yeast or any other ingredients not allowed (sugar, etc.).

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