Super Salad Dressings

8 Aug

One of the best things to make in the summer is a nice salad with all of that great produce that you got from the farmer’s market or your own garden.

Something that can ruin some  perfectly good fresh veggies is to top it with the bottled, preservative-laden dressings you find in the supermarket.  The labels may make you think that they are healthy, but actually contain flavor enhancers, preservatives and artificial sweeteners.  These additives can have serious effects on your health by triggering allergic reactions, asthma attacks, headaches and gastrointestinal symptoms.

Luckily, salad dressings are easy and affordable to make.  Also, there are so many variations that you’ll never have a boring salad again.  Here are a few dressings that I made the other day.  What I like to do is prepare a small batch of a few kinds on Sunday so that I’ll have them to use throughout the week.  They can also be used to drizzle on veggies and then roast or grill them.

These dressings contain my style because they’re either spicy or garlicky, my two favorites!  That’s’ the best thing about homemade, you can adjust the flavors to tailor your specific taste!




Spicy Carrot Ginger Dressing                                             IMAG1904_1

  • Carrots
  • Ginger
  • Onion
  • Olive oil
  • Rice wine vinegar
  • Water
  • Sea salt
  • Cayenne

Lemon Dijon Dressing                              IMAG1902_1

  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Dijon mustard
  • Garlic
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper


* I don’t normally measure ingredients out, instead I like to eyeball it and add or subtract to get the consistency and taste that I want.  To me, tasting is more important than measuring 🙂


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