Make Your Own Salad Dressing
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🥗 Make Your Own Salad Dressing

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Homemade Salad DressingMaking your own homemade salad dressing is faster and easier than you might think.

  • You’re able to control how much you make at one time, so you don’t have to worry about throwing out your hard-earned money if you don’t use it all in time.
  • You also choose the ingredients, so you will avoid all the preservatives and additives in commercial dressings. Taking a quick look at the list of ingredients on your favorite bottle of store-bought dressing can be a real eye-opener.

Key Ingredients

When choosing these key ingredients, don’t be afraid to get creative!

  • Vinegar – Think beyond plain white, red or cider vinegar and give rice vinegars, aged or white balsamic, or fruit-infused varieties a try, as well. Citrus juices, such as lemon, lime, oranges and grapefruit, also work particularly well.
  • Oil – When it comes to choosing your oil, it’s hard to beat extra virgin olive oil. However, you may want to consider other healthy alternatives, such as the more delicate grape seed oil.
  • Mustard – A third ingredient you may want to add to your vinaigrette is Dijon mustard. Dijon is a popular choice because it tastes great and helps bind all the other ingredients together.

Beyond these three ingredients, there are countless ways you can customize your vinaigrette recipes to complement your salad ingredients. For example, you can add minced garlic, onion, shallots, fresh or dried herbs, honey, or a variety of fruit juices or zests.

Easy Salad Dressing Recipes

Basic Salad Dressing

  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1-2 cloves finely minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Balsamic Salad Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
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Honey and Onion Salad Dressing

  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 red onion, grated
  • 1 tablespoon Bragg Liquid Aminos

Salad Dressing Method

  • Combine all ingredients in a glass bowl or container with a tight-fitting lid.
  • Mix or shake vigorously to combine thoroughly.
  • Stir again before using.

Keep refrigerated and use within 7 days.

Salad dressing is best if chilled before serving, allowing flavors to blend.

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