Saturday, February 4, 2012

Homemade Salad Dressing

I have been in the bed this entire day and not feeling too bad about it. I had big plans to go to the gym, the grocery, do some major cooking, finish some work...ain't gonna happen. I don't know why rainy, dreary days put me in a relaxed state of mind. But I have gotten caught up on almost all of my t.v. shows and am ready to do some reading...and eating again.

I try to eat a salad at some point every day. People are shocked to learn how much sugar is in salad dressings, marinades and condiments found in the grocery store aisles. Read the labels! There are a lot of tasty vinaigrette dressings that I make for my salads that include apple cider vinegar or lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil. All you do is whisk (or shake), pour and eat. Simple as that.

Lemon Vinaigrette

1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
1/4 c fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp fresh oregano
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/8 tsp salt

Garlic Herb Vinaigrette

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Lemon Mint Dressing

2/3 c lemon juice
2 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped
1 tbsp honey (or 1/2 packet stevia)
2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp poppy seeds

Citrus Basil Vinaigrette

1/4 c olive oil
2 tbsp orange juice
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 lemon, zested
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp honey (or 1/2 packet stevia)
1/8 c chopped fresh basil
1 tsp white wine vinegar

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the ingredients. Pour over your favorite salad. Serve.      

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