Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

What’s the one fare that comes to mind when you think of healthy eating?If you’re like most people, it’s probably salads.

Salads are the epitome of health food.  And while they certainly can be healthy, often they’re just junk food in disguise.

But what is it that can turn a healthy salad into a diet disaster? Salad dressing!

The Right Ingredients to Create Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

Salad dressing comes in a wide variety of types and flavors. From a thick and creamy ranch to a seemingly healthy “lite”vinaigrette, there are potential health pitfalls in every kind of salad dressing.

The most important ingredient to consider when making healthy salad dressing recipes is the oils you use.

A high quality extra virgin olive oil is an excellent choice, as are macadamia nut oil and avocado oil. The reason? These oils are rich in monounsaturated fats (MUFAs) – the star ingredient of the Mediterranean diet. Mononsaturated fats help to balance blood sugar, reduce inflammation and even trim unsightly and dangerous belly fat!

But don’t expect to get these healthy fats in bottled salad dressing, restaurant salad dressings or even the so-called healthy salad dressing recipes you’ll find in cookbooks or online.

In fact, most salad dressing are loaded with vegetable oils – like canola, soybean and corn oils –  that promote inflammation and disease.

What’s Wrong With Bottled Salad Dressing?

In addition to unhealthy fats, most bottled salad dressings also contain preservatives, emulsifiers, and refined sugars (yes, sugar!). They might make for a tasty salad, but they’ll harm your health, one tablespoon at a time.

And what about “lite” or “low fat” salad dressings? Made with artificial ingredients, flavorings, and chemicals, these fake foods are toxic and should be avoided at all costs. Healthy salad dressing is made from natural, real ingredients that will contribute to your health, not hurt it.

Think you’re getting something better in a restaurant? Think again. Most restaurants, even high end ones, use commercially prepared dressings. And if they make them “in house”, they still typically include loads of sugar or salt.

The truth is this: If you don’t make it yourself, you don’t know what’s in it.

The good news is that healthy salad dressing recipes – made with good-for-you-fats, high quality organic vinegars or citrus juices (and even aged cheese and fermented dairy) – can actually improve the nutrition of your salad. How? By increasing the nutrients your absorb while promoting a healthy metabolic state in your body.

We’ve created a wide variety of healthy salad dressing recipes – from a creamy Caesar Salad Dressing recipe … a fragrant Japanese Ginger Dressing … to a simple Citrus Vinaigrette dressing recipe – that will make each and every one of your salads sing… while improving your health one bite at a time!

paleo-macadamia-mayonnaise-97362343

Paleo Macadamia Mayonnaise

This delicious Paleo mayonnaise is a snap to make. Plus its a delicious way to add flavor and healthy fats to all of your Paleo meals. Paleo Mayonnaise - Bring Out The Best! Store-bought mayonnaise is inevitably made with soybean and canola oils. Not only are these oils highly refined (and usually genetically modified), they are also extremely high in omega-6 fats. Think organic or vegan-mayo … [Read more...]

Placeholder_Icons_158x138_Recipe1251.jpg

Cherry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Cherry Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 30 mins   Serves: 12 Ingredients ½ c. organic balsamic vinegar ¼ tsp. Celtic sea salt ¼ c. Cascadian Farm Organic Cherries Cascadian Farms Organic Cherries ¼ c. organic extra virgin olive oil ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper … [Read more...]

Placeholder_Icons_158x138_Recipe1223.jpg

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Recipe   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 5 mins Total time 10 mins   Serves: 16 Ingredients ½ tsp. garlic powder 4 Tbsp. Wilderness Family Naturals Mayonnaise Wilderness Family Naturals Coconut Mayonnaise ½ c. organic buttermilk 2 Tbsp. organic apple cider vinegar ½ tsp. Celtic sea salt ½ tsp. freshly ground … [Read more...]

Creamy_Blue_Cheese_Dressing.jpg

Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 20 mins   Serves: 12 Ingredients 2 Tbsp. organic apple cider vinegar ⅓ c. organic buttermilk 1 Tbsp. organic Dijon mustard ⅓ c. Oikos Greek Yogurt Oikos Greek Yogurt 4 Tbsp. Wilderness Family Naturals Mayonnaise Wilderness Family Naturals Coconut Mayonnaise … [Read more...]

Placeholder_Icons_158x138_Recipe2050.jpg

Tomato Mayonnaise (Vinegar Free)

Tomato Mayonnaise (Vinegar Free) Recipe   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 20 mins   Serves: 20 Ingredients ¾ c. organic extra virgin olive oil 1 large organic egg ¼ tsp. mustard powder ½ tsp. Celtic sea salt 2 Tbsp. minced basil 1 Tbsp. organic lemon juice ½ medium organic tomato, peeled and seeded Instructions … [Read more...]

Basic_VinegarFree_Salad_Dressing.jpg

Basic Vinegar-Free Salad Dressing

Basic Vinegar-Free Salad Dressing Recipe   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 5 mins Total time 10 mins   Serves: 16 Ingredients 1 tsp. Celtic sea salt 8 Tbsp. organic extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp. dry mustard 4 Tbsp. organic lemon juice ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper Instructions In a small bowl or cruet, blend all ingredients together. Keep … [Read more...]

92882727%20158.jpg

Vinegar-Free Mayonnaise

Vinegar-Free Mayonnaise Recipe   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 20 mins   Serves: 20 Ingredients ½ tsp. dry mustard 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice ¼ tsp. Celtic sea salt 1 c. organic extra virgin olive oil 1 large organic egg Instructions Blend egg, lemon juice, mustard powder and salt in a blender, food processor or VitaMix. … [Read more...]

VinegarFree_Mustard_.jpg

Vinegar-Free Mustard

Vinegar-Free Mustard Recipe   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 20 mins   Serves: 40 Ingredients 1 large organic egg ¼ tsp. Celtic sea salt 1 c. organic extra virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp. organic lemon juice 2.5 Tbsp. organic mustard powder Instructions Blend egg, lemon juice, salt and a small amount of the mustard powder in a blender, … [Read more...]

Placeholder_Icons_158x138_Recipe1222.jpg

Buttermilk Ranch Dip

Buttermilk Ranch Dip Recipe   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 5 mins Total time 10 mins   Serves: 8 Ingredients 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives 2 Tbsp. fresh flat leaf parsley , chopped ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper ½ c. Oikos Greek Yogurt 1 c. organic buttermilk 2 Tbsp. organic lemon juice 1 clove organic garlic, pressed 1 tsp. organic hot sauce 2 … [Read more...]

Placeholder_Icons_158x138_Recipe1649.jpg

Lemon Vinaigrette

Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 5 mins Total time 10 mins   Serves: 8 Ingredients ½ packet SweetLeaf Sweetener ⅓ c. organic extra virgin olive oil 1 whole organic lemon, juiced and zest 1 whole organic shallot, minced 1 ½ tsp. organic Dijon mustard Instructions Whisk all ingredients in bowl to blend. Keep refrigerated. … [Read more...]

 Name: Email: We respect your email privacyEmail Marketing by AWeber