Healthy Salad Dressings

Salad dressings are the game changers when it comes to having an amazing salad or a mediocre one; but these dressings are often the biggest sources of hidden calories and sugars! The good news is that dressings can be very healthy and they are super easy to make at home. Below are my go – to recipes that I wanted to share with all of you.

 

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Simple Dressing

  • juice of one lemon
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • optional: add 1 – 2 teaspoons of herb of choice
  • optional: a little honey to taste for sweetness

Mustard Lemon Vinaigrette

  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 1 juice of lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste

Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • optional: 1 pinch of an italian or herb seasoning

Balsamic & Mustard Vinaigrette

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • pinch of salt & pepper
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