Video: Improve Your Health By Making Your Own Salad Dressing

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist July 15, 2010

Sometimes in our quest for better health, we can forget how important the basics can be.   In this video, I show you how to make your own healthy salad dressing quickly and easily in your own kitchen.   Store salad dressings – even organic ones at the healthfood store – are loaded with unhealthy, highly processed polyunsaturated oils that will cause inflammation in your body when consumed to excess in the typical Western diet (not to mention ugly brown spots on your skin!).

Make sure you are getting the fats right in your salad dressing – this is one of the most basic steps as you convert your kitchen to a place where Real Food reigns!

Here are the recipes from the videoblog:

Basic Honey Mustard

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (add last and whisk quickly while streaming slowly into the other already mixed ingredients)
1/3 cup raw apple cider vinegar
2 TBL raw, local honey
1 TBL organic dijon mustard

Maple Dressing

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (add last and whisk quickly while streaming slowly into the other already mixed ingredients)
1/3 cup raw apple cider vinegar
2-3 TBL Grade B maple syrup
1 TBL organic dijon mustard
1 crushed organic garlic clove
1/8 Tsp black pepper

Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

 

Comments (17)

  1. I was unable to see the video. It said the video was private and I had to accept a friend request to view it… Anyway, thanks for the recipe!

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  2. I'm at your blog and can't get the video to play. It says 'this is a private video , make sure you accept your friend's request'. ?????

    Haven't had trouble before.

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  3. Barbara McIntyre July 15, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    I'm not able to view this week's video (I checked and can still watch last week's video on healthy Chinese for dinner). I get a message reading, "This is a private video. If you have been sent this video, please make sure you accept the sender's friend request." Is this something new, or does my computer not want me to see this video?? Thanks for any guidance.

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  4. I cannot veiw your video. It says this on the screen.

    This is a private video. If you have been sent this video please make sure you accept the senders friend request.

    How do I do that???

    Tracy
    tstout32@yahoo.com

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  5. Sarah, the Healthy Home Economist July 15, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Oops .. I've now taken off the "private" label on Youtube, so you should be able to view it now. Sorry for any inconvenience!!

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  6. LOVE IT!!! THANK YOU! How can I make Blue Cheese dressing at home with healthy ingredients – so that I can break my addiction to Marie's Blue Cheese Dressing?

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  7. Yes please! I've found lots of ranch recipes, but my husband only eats creamy Italian and bluecheese (though he would specifically like a combination dressing).

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  8. I've done a bleu cheese using some plain yogurt, olive oil, bleu cheese, crumbled, chopped chives, s & p, and some vinegar. It's a family favorite!
    There really is nothing better than homemade, is there?

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  9. Hello Sarah, thank you for sharing your salad dressings video. We make our dressings all the time, or just use oil & vinegar, acv or just plain lemon.

    Do you have more information on the side effects of the soy bean oil & canola oil with regards to inflammation? I'm interested in learning more.

    thank you!
    blessings~carmen

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  10. sarah! You are so cute! I love the video and yes, making great dressing is so key. I tell folks not to forget to use fat based dressings if they want to absorb all the great nutrients from their salad! Alex@amoderatelife

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  11. sarah, is it necessary to refrigerate the salad dressings you made. i understand refrigerating if they're made with blue cheese or yogurt or creme freche-but your recipe doesn't call for anything that needs refrigeration except maybe the mustard.

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