Homemade Salad Dressings

Good morning and happy Sunday! In a previous wellness tip, I talked about the benefits of making your own salad dressing at home to coat your veggies and dishes with. A lot of store brought dressings have a lot of sodium, preservatives, and other unnecessary stuff.

It takes less than 5 minutes to make the homemade dressing, and it tastes so much better! The nice thing is a lot of the recipes have the same base ingredients as well, so you only have to buy them once. I used to use an old salad dressing container, rinse it out, and put the new salad dressing in. After a month, we bought a salad dressing container at bed bath and beyond for less than $10. They are nice because they have measurements on the bottle, and some even have recipes printed on the side! The rule of thumb to follow is for every 3/4 cup of olive oil, add 1/4 cup of vinegar. Below is a great graphic from the Huffington post

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Apple cider vinaigrette- 3/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, 1tsp garlic powder, pinch of salt and pepper

Classic Balsamic Vinaigrette- Dressing- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1 teaspoon basil or oregano

Maple-Dijon- 3/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 1/4 pure maple syrup, 1/4 dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon minced garlic

Greek Vinaigrette- 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 1 lemon juiced, 1 tablespoon minced garlic, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/4 teaspoon salt

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