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3 Easy, Healthy, Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes

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If you made homemade salad dressing, would you add titanium dioxide or monosodium glutamate (MSG) to it?

Um, no.

But guess what? There’s a good chance you’re drizzling these two ingredients (plus many more) on your fresh spinach and sliced tomato salad without realizing it!

Many seemingly benign bottled dressings include a laundry list of yuck ingredients including added sugar, unhealthy fats and gross preservatives, quickly turning your greens from a yay to a nay.

The good news? It’s not hard to do good by your go-to salad. Homemade salad dressing can be not only simple, fast and easy to make but it can also add awesome nutritional value without sacrificing taste.

Healthy fats help you absorb the fat soluble vitamins found in your salad and antioxidants from herbs and spices add anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory benefits to your fork. All my homemade salad dressings include both.

Skip the fuss of finding the perfect store bought dressing and make your own. These are my top 3 homemade dressings and they’re surprisingly easy to make!

 

3 Easy, Healthy, Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes

 

lemon dressingKeri’s Lemon Dressing:

About 6 servings

  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

kefir avocado dressingKefir Avocado Dressing:

About 5 servings

  • ½ cup Kefir
  • ⅓ avocado
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon
  • ½ clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

pomegranate mint dressingPomegranate Mint Dressing:

About 6 servings

  • 6 tablespoons 100% pomegranate juice
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint, finely chopped

 

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