I know its been a while but I wanted to share what i gave out on Purim to friends - it's called Mishloach Manot.
One of the mitzvahs of Purim is to give gifts of food to others - it's a very special tradition and it is beautiful how it brings the community together.
I find that Purim is usually an excuse for everyone to eat a whole bunch of sugar and junk and I really wanted to create a healthy option this year. I was at a store two days before Purim and with some inspiration from Pinterest this is what I did.
The pictures are in the order of what I put in first - it is all pretty self explanatory.
It turns out that they are also quite long lasting, I had an extra jar in my fridge and I ate it a week after I made it and it was still delicious and not soggy at all.
The trick is to put either chickpeas, beans or hearts of palm on top of the dressing and then layer it with different colored vegetables.
The dressing is below. All you need to do is put all the ingredients in a bowl and whizz it all up.
You can use this dressing on any type of salad - I use it on a Vegetable Chip Salad as well where I have lettuce,roast butternut,veg chips and avocados.
1/3 cup brown vinegar
2/3 cup olive oil
3 tbsp mayonnaise
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
Tip: Prepare five jars at the beginning of the week and enjoy a healthy , ready made lunch at work.