For 1 Large Salad
Equal Parts Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
4 Tbsps each approx
Fresh Finely Chopped Herbs
1 Tbsp each
Pinch or two of Sea Salt to taste
Finely Minced Garlic Clove, or 1/2 tsp garlic powder
But…no matter how healthy the salad ingredients are, if it is slathered in harmful store-bought salad dressing you may be doing more harm than good. Store-bought dressings and condiments usually have high levels of added sugars, preservatives, and toxic oils like canola or soybean oil. These are all things we are trying to avoid. The healthy dressing options that are available are few and far between, and rather pricey in my opinion.
So I began playing around in the kitchen and came up with a combination that I absolutely love. A little Extra Virgin Olive Oil, some fresh squeezed lemon juice, and a tasty combination of herbs and spices and my salads exploded in flavor. The beauty of making your own dressing is you can tailor it to your tastes, make it fresh daily or make batches and keep in the refrigerator.
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Small bowl/dish to combine and mix ingredients
Container for extra dressing if making large batch
Try out my homemade dressing, and add your own flare to it. I personally don’t like vinegar in any form, but many of you might. Feel free to add in some if you like. Let me know if you like it and how you customized it on my Facebook page! Enjoy!
Salads should be a big part of any healthy eating plan. They don’t have to be boring, and they don’t have to be the same thing over and over. They are a wonderful way to incorporate tons of great vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and even proteins into your diet in one bowlful. They can be made large or small, and even be prepared ahead of time and transported in Tupperware or mason jars.
Squeeze Lemon Juice into bowl. Either squeeze into hand over bowl to catch the seeds, squeeze over a mini colander, or pick seeds out of bowl.
Add in Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Add in chopped herbs, pepper and salt
Mix vigorously with fork, spoon or whisk.
Pour over salad.
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The Lemon Juice and EVOO will naturally seperate, so mix or shake thoroughly before pouring on salad.
The longer you let the dressing sit before using it, the more of the herb flavors will seep into the EVOO providing a more consistent flavor.
The Lemon Juice will act as a preservative allowing the dressing to stay fresh in the refrigerator, just make sure to use an air-tight container, preferably glass.
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