Essential Oil Notebook: Lime

One of the key benefits of Lime Essential Oil is "positively affects mood with stimulating and refreshing properties". I don't even have to open the bottle and this works for me. I feel good just hearing the word "lime". Not sure why - maybe the happy green color, the burst of flavor it adds to any dish, or perhaps it's that lime reminds me of a warm tropical beach. But if you don't have the same reaction to just hearing the word, no worries. Remove the cap from a bottle of Lime Essential Oil, take one whiff, and enjoy! Click here to learn more about Lime's benefits and uses.

Check out this Tuesday Tip-Off to learn how to make Lime Raspberry Ice Cubes and add amazing flavor and beauty to a glass of water. Scroll down a little more for a gorgeous summer recipe.

 

Strawberry Almond Salad with Raspberry Lime Vinaigrette

Raspberry Vinaigrette Ingredients:

  • 2–4 drops Lime Essential Oil
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
Strawberry Almond Salad Ingredients:
  • 10 ounces baby spinach
  • 1 pound strawberries, cut in thick slices
  • ½ cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • ½ cup fat free feta cheese (optional)
 Directions:
  1.  In small bowl, mash raspberries. 
  2. Add remaining vinaigrette ingredients and mix using wire whisk until combined.
  3. Chill vinaigrette for 30 minutes.
  4. Toss salad ingredients with raspberry vinaigrette. 

SERVINGS: 4PREP TIME: 15 MIN, COOK TIME: 30 MIN, DIFFICULTY: EASY

Photo and recipe by doTERRA.  Click here for a printable version.