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29 Dec

PRIMAL KITCHEN™ Salad Dressings Now Available (Plus a Free Bottle for You)

mda_dressings_emailAs the end of the year rolls around, I always like to reflect and assess…did I stay in 80/20 balance, was I an exemplar model of a modern caveman…you know, that sort of thing. I realize I’ve been a bit of an overachiever in 2015…and I’m proud of it! We’ve got new Primal Blueprint Publishing books out to rave reviews and you’ve probably heard I launched a line of paleo/Primal foods, PRIMAL KITCHEN™, that’s exceeded my expectations in growth and reception. PRIMAL KITCHEN™ Mayo keeps selling like hotcakes, the Avocado Oil is going strong, my Dark Chocolate Almond Bars literally crashed PrimalBlueprint.com on launch day, and I have two new PRIMAL KITCHEN™ offerings to share with you before we bid adieu to 2015.

Drum roll please…say hello to Primal Kitchen’s first two salad dressings—Greek Vinaigrette and Honey Mustard Vinaigrette!

What makes PRIMAL KITCHEN™ stand out is that we’re striving for more than just great taste, and yes, these vinaigrettes really do taste terrific. The PRIMAL KITCHEN™ mission is to make healthy eating easy and exciting. In the world of real-food eating, meat and vegetables can get pretty boring—it’s the sauces and condiments that keep healthy eating interesting. And let’s be honest, we’re all trying to eat more greens and veggies. But sometimes it’s hard, especially with sugar-laden, seed oil-tainted dressings overflowing grocery aisles everywhere.

So we use 100% pure avocado oil in both of our vinaigrettes. We source our avocado oil from premium Spanish avocados that are organically grown (but pending certification, so we can’t officially call our avocado oil organic yet). It’s first cold pressed and never mixed with hexane, and then centrifuge extracted to preserve the nutritional properties of the oil. You’ve heard me sing the praises of avocado oil multiple times, so I’ll just give you the main takeaways:

Both of our vinaigrettes feature organic apple cider vinegar. You’re familiar with its benefits if you’ve ever tried the apple cider vinegar and honey cure when you’re feeling under the weather, but did you know that studies suggest apple cider vinegar may help you lose weight because of its high satiety factor, and may even help increase insulin sensitivity when consumed alongside a high-carb meal? More research is definitely warranted, but animal studies indicate that apple cider vinegar may have the potential to lower high cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure, three contributors to heart disease.

greek_1000x1000Next up is medicinal oregano oil, featured in PRIMAL KITCHEN™ Greek Vinaigrette. Before there were antibiotics like penicillin, there was oregano oil, and with antibiotic-resistance a growing epidemic, it’s time to look back to age-old remedies such as oregano.

Oregano oil is packed with vitamins A, C, E, K, B6, and folate, calcium, potassium, iron and magnesium. It has one of the highest ORACs among all food sources. On a per gram fresh weight basis, its antioxidant activity is…

  • 42 times more potent than an apple’s
  • 30 times more potent than a potato’s
  • 12 times more potent than an orange’s
  • 4 times more potent than blueberries

Oregano oil contains carvacol and thymol—two powerful phytochemicals with antimicrobial and antibacterial capabilities. In fact, an in vitro study demonstrated that against E. coli, possibly lowering the effective antibiotic dose and subsequent side effects. The specific source of our organic oregano oil happens to contain the highest carvacol percentage on the market. It’s good stuff.

Greek Vinaigrette Ingredients: Avocado Oil, Organic Red Wine Vinegar, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Sea Salt, Organic Black Pepper, Organic Oregano, Organic Coriander, Organic Marjoram, Organic Lemon Juice Concentrate, Organic Oil of Oregano

honey_1000x1000My Honey Mustard Vinaigrette features organic honey with the pollen still intact. Some companies use processes that strip pollen out of honey. But organizations like the World Health Organization and the European Commission have ruled that without pollen in the honey, there’s no way to determine if it came from legitimate and safe sources. And rest assured every ounce of honey in my Honey Mustard Vinaigrette has been sourced, tested, and packaged based on the highest standards in the industry.

Both of my salad dressings are made with real food, organic ingredients—from sea salt to lemon—and are always free of refined sugar, dairy, soybean, gluten and trans fats, so you can indulge guilt free. And you should! Pour on top of all your salads, or use them as dipping sauces or to flavor up your favorite meat dishes. I’d love to hear the creative ways you use PRIMAL KITCHEN™ Salad Dressings in the comments below, so please reach out and let me know once you’ve had a chance to try them.

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Ingredients: Avocado Oil, Filtered Water, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Organic Stone Ground Mustard (Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Organic Mustard Seed, Water, Salt, Organic Spices) Sea Salt, Organic Honey, Organic Lemon Juice Concentrate

As a thank you for your loyalty, I’ve partnered with Thrive Market, and they’re giving away a FREE bottle of PRIMAL KITCHEN™ Greek Vinaigrette to all new Thrive members while supplies last. You’ll just have to pitch in $1.95 for shipping. And if you’re already a Thrive Market member, you’re in luck. Every purchase of $50 or more gets a free bottle of my Greek Vinaigrette, and, like always, shipping is free.

Click here to be one of the first to enjoy my new paleo-approved salad dressings for free.

Or head on over to the Primal Blueprint website and grab a 3-pack or sign up for the autoship program, and enjoy the free shipping perks.

I have a feeling we’re going to have another grand sellout, so hurry and grab your free bottle while supplies last.

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  1. Love it! Keep the drive

    Paleo Bon Rurgundy wrote on December 29th, 2015
  2. You rock, Mark. Thanks for giving us healthier options. Looking forward to trying both varieties. Grok on!

    terry wrote on December 29th, 2015
  3. Aww yeah! I always make my own dressings, but it’ll be so nice to be able to just grab a couple bottles when I’m in a hurry or don’t want to bother.

    Ann wrote on December 29th, 2015
  4. Some coworkers and I are doing a Whole30 in January, so the Greek is a perfect option! Looks to me like it’s compliant?

    Angie wrote on December 29th, 2015
    • Indeed it is! We’re working on the official approval as we speak.

      Liz Mostaedi wrote on December 29th, 2015
  5. Dressings look great, but the pages need to state the amount in the bottle.

    Working backwards from the NF panel portion size and portion count, it looks like they are 12 U.S. fluid ounces, or 1½ cups per bottle.

    360° views of the actual bottle label for extra credit.

    Bob Niland wrote on December 29th, 2015
    • +1, did the math and came to the same conclusion but it should be stated clearly. That said, I placed an order because other products I’ve tried have been high quality, and I believe in supporting real foods. Usually I prepare my own dressings or stick with O&V, but the occasional convenience is definitely worth it. Looking forward to my shipment!

      Sialia wrote on December 29th, 2015
    • Hi Bob,

      The bottle holds 8 ounces. Thanks for pointing that out! We’ll get it added to the product pages asap.

      Liz Mostaedi wrote on December 30th, 2015
  6. I was lucky enough to grab a couple of bottles earlier this week! So. Good.

    I’m going to bake a whole salmon fillet in the Greek tonight. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out. :)

    Liz Mostaedi wrote on December 29th, 2015
  7. Still waiting on that ranch dressing!
    No pressure. 😉

    Beth wrote on December 29th, 2015
    • I hear you! We should be seeing it sometime in the next month or two. Stay tuned :)

      Liz Mostaedi wrote on December 29th, 2015
  8. Can’t wait to try these! I usually make my own dressing, but with these I wouldn’t always have to. Already love the mayo…can’t wait to try these other products. Thanks Mark!

    Elizabeth wrote on December 30th, 2015
  9. Hate that thrive market membership is not available for middle East and other countries. For.how.long are we going to be deprived of these wonderful goodies :(

    Sana wrote on December 30th, 2015
  10. I would love to try your dark chocolate almond bars-I was halfway through the checkout process when I realized the website you’re using-Thrive Market-for sales, would automatically be charging my credit card a $59 membership fee in 30 days to be able to purchase there-like Costco! Not happening for a single product that I don’t even know if I will be reordering again in the future. I’d like to know if you will be selling these in the Primal Blueprint store any time soon?

    MIndy wrote on December 30th, 2015
    • You can email them and cancel before the 30 days is up.

      Sharon Thumann wrote on December 31st, 2015
      • So there’s no other way to order then? Because if you like the product-which is likely the intent of Mark, you will be ordering over again, probably many times, and end up paying the fee at some point, I’m not interested in.

        mindy wrote on January 2nd, 2016
  11. My wife and I tried the Greek Vinaigrette last night. The taste was excellent! The avocado oil is very fresh tasting and light. We will definitely be keeping this in our pantry.

    David D'Amato wrote on January 6th, 2016
  12. Mmm mmm! The Greek dressing is delicious! (I have yet to open the honey mustard.)

    Diane wrote on January 14th, 2016
  13. Could you tell me what spices are in the Honey Mustard dressing? Besides what is on the label it says “spices” I have to avoid nightshades and can’t tell if they are an ingredient based on the label. Thanks, the taste is great!

    HeAther wrote on January 16th, 2016
  14. Is the ranch dressing available yet?

    kris wrote on March 16th, 2016

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