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.
Mix all the ingredients together except for the olive oil.
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!
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.
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
Sarah Pope has been a Health and Nutrition Educator since 2002. Her work is dedicated to helping families effectively incorporate the principles of ancestral diets within the modern household. She is a sought after lecturer around the world for conferences, summits, and podcasts.
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