How to Make Healthy Salad Dressing (Recipes + Video)

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honey mustard salad dressing, maple salad dressing recipe
Sometimes in our quest for better health, we can forget how important the basics can be.  In this recipe plus video demo below, I show you how to make your own 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!). Canola oil is the typical oil used in these commercial dressings. More and more research is coming out about just how unhealthy this modern oil is to human health!

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!

How to Make Your Own Basic Salad Dressing (video)

The written recipes for the salad dressings made in the video are included below.

Basic Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe


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


Mix well and serve.

Maple Salad Dressing Recipe

Delicious salad dressing made with healthy fats, vinegar and spices and lightly sweetened with maple syrup.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Author Sarah Pope MGA



  1. Mix all the ingredients together except for the olive oil. 

  2. Stream the olive oil slowly into the other already mixed ingredients while whisking quickly. This will emulsify the oil into the ingredients for a nice, thick dressing! 

  3. Serve and enjoy!

More Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

Another recipe to try using kombucha in place of the apple cider vinegar is this maple kombucha salad dressing.

This recipe for raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing is a delicious one to try too! Or, add some probiotics to your salad or sandwich with fermented thousand island dressing.

Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

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