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DIY Quick, Easy and Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

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Most people see salad as a health food, however it is easy to turn this seemingly innocent food into a caloric nightmare. This can be done with high calorie or sugar ridden toppings like dried cranberries, nuts or breaded chicken. The number one salad wrecker, is the dressing. We need to make those greens delicious somehow and most people overindulge in creamy, calorie filled dressings. Those trying to be more conscientious often opt for the low cal or low fat versions of our favourite dressings, like ranch or ceasar. Sadly these “healthy” versions are often worse for us, then their full fat or calorie counterparts, due to the chemicals and sugar used to make them taste great without the fat. In order to avoid over processed dressings and ensure they keep their “healthy” title, here are a few salad dressing recipes you could easily make at home. They are delicious and easy to make too!

Spicy Mustard Dressing
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp white vinegar
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp sirachi sauce

Basic Balsamic
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp balsamic vinegar

Homemade Italian
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp white vinegar
1 tsp garlic
1 tsp dried Italian herb mix

Lemon Dill
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp dijion mustard
1 tsp dill, dried or fresh chopped

For each recipe, mix ingredients together well and serve over salad! Remember you can add some salt and pepper, to taste, as well.

Remember feel free to get creative and make your own combinations or add your own twist to the above recipes. You are sure to love it!

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