Learning how to make homemade salad dressings is such an important life skill...
...okay well maybe not a life skill but it sure does making eating and dipping veggies easier, more nutrient (yes eating veggies with ample fat is SO important), and SO much more delicious.
The trick to making delicious salad dressing are these components:
Little add-ins to spike up the dressing can include something simple like salt & pepper, chile flakes, mustard, liquid aminos, coconut aminos, maple syrup, or even chopped ginger!
Here is the base salad dressing recipe. Use your imagination and culinary skills to create your very own! OR be inspired by the recipes below :)
Also keep in mind that salsa, guacamole, hummus, and bean dips can also be used as salad dressings!
1 garlic clove - pressed, chopped, or diced
¼ cup diced onions
½ cup healthy fat
½ cup vinegar
Juice from 1 citrus fruit (lemon, lime, or orange)
1 tbsp herbs
KEFIR RANCH DRESSING INGREDIENTS:
Put everything into a blender.
Blend until smooth.
Detox Salad Dressing:
2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
¼ cup olive oil
½ - 1 garlic clove pressed
½ tsp ground turmeric
Salt & Pepper to taste
Juice from 1 lemon
1 tablespoon French mustard (Source organic!) Trade Joe’s has a great option!
¼ cup of red wine vinegar or ACV
1-2 cloves of garlic pressed or chopped
2 tbsp diced shallot
1 cup of olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Directions: Shake all ingredients in a jar. You can double or triple recipe to make more for the week!
Dill Ranch Dressing
3 tbsp coconut milk (full fat)
3 tbsp Mayo
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp EVOO
1 tbsp organic garlic salt
¼ cup finely chopped dill
2 tbsp minced fresh chives
Directions: In a medium bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, mayo, vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic salt. Add parsley, dill, and chives and mix gently.
4 Tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp finely minced shallot
4 tbsp maple syrup
2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 tbsp water
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 garlic cloves minced
Directions: Place all ingredients in a mason jar. Using a whisk, mix well. Serve and enjoy!
The key, as with anything, is practice and experiment! Keep is simple or amp it up with tons of flavor!
In my 14 Day Gut Healing Cleanse program, I have tons of salad and dressing recipes. In my humble opinion, you really can never get enough veggies, so making them delicious is SO important!!
Do you have a favorite salad dressing recipe? Please share!
Thanks for popping by :)
NTP, Clean Living Educator & Advocate
Hippie Moms, LLC
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