Simple Salad Dressings



If you're going out of your way to make a healthy salad, don't ruin it with a store-bought dressing. Home made dressings are super simple to make, are made using REAL ingredients, and taste SO MUCH BETTER! Store bought dressings are made using cheap, unhealthy, vegetable oils, and are full of preservatives, gums, thickeners, stabilizers, refined sugars, and artificial flavor. These ingredients are only going to clog up you liver and contribute to unwanted weight.


The recipes below are a few of my favorites. All are clean and healthy using simple ingredients. Just blend or whisk the ingredients together, and store in a jar in the fridge. You may find it helpful to make a double or triple batch to last throughout the week.


Beware - If you're olive oil is real and pure, it will thicken in the fridge. This is totally fine (and a sign of good quality oil), just give it a whisk before using.


Lemon Oregano Dressing


· 1/3 cup Extra virgin olive oil

· ¼ cup fresh lemon juice

· 2 tbsp coconut aminos

· 2 tsp dried oregano


Whisk ingredients together and pour over salad, or store in a jar in the fridge



Cesar Dressing


· 1 cup raw cashews (soaked in water for an hour and drained)

· 3 tbsp lemon juice

· 1 large garlic clove

· 1 tbsp coconut aminos

· 1 tsp salt

· ½ tsp ground black pepper

· ½ cup water


Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender. Store in a mason jar.




Ranch

· 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water 1 hour, drained.

· ½ cup water

· 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice

· ½ tsp garlic powder

· ½ tsp onion powder

· ½ tsp salt

· 2 tsp dried chives

· 1 tbsp fresh basil

· 1 tsp dried dill


Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender. Store in a mason jar.


Maple Balsamic

This dressing is great on salads containing fresh fruit like berries or peaches, with grilled chicken or salmon!


· ½ cup balsamic vinegar

· ¼ cup pure maple syrup

· 2 tbsp Dijon mustard

· ½ cup extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil

· Salt and pepper to taste


Whisk or blend all ingredients together and store in a jar






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