I never buy salad dressing from a store anymore. “But it’s so convenient!”, you might say. It is convenient. It’s also detrimental to our health. Why would you want to eat something that is making you fatter, sicker and could even kill you?!
It’s time I rant about the store-bought salad dressings.
If you want to eat healthy, protect your body against inflammation, be fit and avoid nasty additives, I highly recommend you make your own salad dressing at home. Show your body how much you love it by treating it to delicious, nutrient-rich dressings. Trust me, your body will thank you for it by glowing on the outside and feeling amazing on the inside.
I decided to share with you my top 3 homemade salad dressing recipes. Please don’t make me choose the one I like the most. I don’t think I can. They are all extremely delicious and super easy to prepare. It’s like choosing a favourite child.
All three of these salad dressings take only a couple of minutes to prepare, and they store really well in the fridge. So there is no excuse for you not to try making them.
I love to use the sun dried tomato tahini dressing for quinoa buddha bowls. It has a smooth and creamy texture (thanks to the tahini) and a rich flavour. You can find the recipe for this dressing here.
If you like creamy dressings that are also spicy, you will love my chipotle avocado dressing. I usually make it for my rainbow salads. Doesn’t this green colour look amaze beans? For the full recipe of this avocado dressing, click here.
Last (but absolutely not least) is the basic lemon vinaigrette. This dressing goes perfectly with any salad! I also like to sprinkle it over sautéed and steaemed vegetables. It instantly elevates the flavour of the dish, adding a refreshing, zesty taste.
One of my favourite side dishes to make using this vinaigrette is a kale salad with pine nuts and currants. Simply tear kale into small pieces, cut the cherry tomatoes and add pine nuts, currants and some sesame seeds. Sprinkle this goodness with the lemon vinaigrette, close your eyes and taste it. Your taste buds will be singing!
If you make homemade salad dressing as well, please share your favourite recipe in the comments. I would love to see it and will definitely give it a try!
- ½ cup olive oil
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp water
- salt and pepper
- In a bowl, combine all ingredients and whisk for 1 minute.
- Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.