Ginger Mayo

Dressings, Healthy, spicy

Spanish Version

Many times my friends get frustrated with a reduced calorie diet and that makes them fail on trying, others on the contra ire think that buying industrially processed salad dressings bring flavor to their salad without realizing the quantity and quality of the fat and other ingredients not so good for your body.

This is why this week im going to dedicate it to publish some salad dressings, easy to make  and with an ideal caloric content to put up some flavors to the salads without exceeding daily limits allowed on a reduce calories diet.

We have done traditional mayonnaise, now let’s spice thing up, and what better way to do it than with ginger. Ginger oil brings great aid in heath as  digestive,  antiseptic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, stimulating and even aphrodisiac properties. It can be found in asian markets or in the asian section at your local grocery store.

This dressing suits great to roman lettuce, mustard greens, or even bitter greens such as radiccio or chicory.


1 Egg yolk<
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
1/8 tsp fresh ground pepper
1/4 tsp Mustard Powder
1 Lemon Juice
1/4 Cup Ginger Oil


In a glass bowl mix the egg yolk, salt, pepper and mustard powder until the salt is dissolved.

Add the lemon juice

While whipping, gradually add the ginger oil to make the dressing.

The ginger oil is very spicy, use moderately, this dressing keeps well in the refrigerator up to a week

Serving: 1 Tablespoon

Calories 50
Carbs 44 g
Fat 3 g
Protein 3 g
Sodium 49 mg
Sugar 1g


Frozen Mango Martini


Spanish Version

It’s Mango season, which means well have mangoes for a few weeks now, one of the most wonderful things of living in caracas its the quantity of fruit trees all over the city, which makes it great to walk around and pick up mangoes or rose apples or spanish limes.

Even when mangoes are a delicious fruit, high on fiber and extremely sweet, theres things that can be done with the unripe green fruit, sweets and savory.

It’s Last day of mango week and what a best way to finish it up than with a drink, when you get very ripped mangoes they turn tender and very sweet, in that case it’s very juicy and sweet and makes great mango juice, so lets celebrate mango season with a refreshing cocktail.


Ginger Syrup

1 Cup Water
1 Cup Sugar
1 Ginger root Peeled and coarsely chopped


4 Ripe Mango Peeled, Pitted and pureed
1 Cup Vodka
Triple Sec
Ice Cubes


Ginger syrup (it can be made ahead)

Combine sugar, water and ginger in heavy small saucepan.

Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves and simmer for 5 minutes.

Remove from heat, cover Cover and let steep 1 hour.

Strain ginger syrup. Cool.

The cocktail

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes and add:
1 part of vodka
1 part of ginger syrup
1 part of mango puree
splash of triple sec

Shake and strain on a cold cocktail glass.

Garnish with a piece of mango