Healthy & Simple Salad Dressing

When trying to get healthy one of the first things we try is to eat more salads. This is a great step, and adding more leafy greens into your diet is always a great idea!

While the intention is good we might be doing more harm than good by adding conventional salad dressings to the mix.

I have not consumed store bought salad dressing for years and choose to make my own.

Here is why:

  • Store bought salad dressings are filled with undesirable ingredients that we do not want in our bodies!
  • They contain cheap & processed oils (soy & canola…). These oils are high in Omega-6 fatty acids, which are associated with inflammation in the body.
  • High Sodium & Sugar.
  • Often/likely to contain genetically modified ingredients (GMO).
  • Full of additives & ingredients we cannot pronounce…if you can’t say it don’t eat it!

The good news is salad dressing is super simple to make! Below I have provided you with two healthy salad dressing recipes. These are so creamy and delicious you won’t be missing the old stuff!

  1. Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing
  2. Miso-Sesame Dressing

 

Greek Yogurt Ranch

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 to 1 full cup greek yogurt (you can also use non-dairy yogurt)
  • 1/4- cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dill (dry of fresh)
  • 1 tsp parsley (dry or fresh)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • **you may choose to add a little water or olive oil to thin out or if too tangy for your taste 

 

How to make

  1. Combine ingredients in a jar & stir until combined.
  2. Pour on salad or use as a dip.

 

Miso Sesame Dressing

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Ingredients

  • 1 part miso paste (I use soy-free chickpea miso).
  • 1 part oil-sesame & olive oil combined.
  • 1 part apple cider vinegar
  • honey or maple syrup to taste.  

 

How to make

  1. Combine ingredients in a jar.
  2. stir until combined (I use a small mixer to mix well).
  3. Top with sesame seeds & green onion.
  4. Enjoy!

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Check out the recipe video on my youtube channel-Michelle Loves Wellness.

 

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