1 Base Salad Dressing Recipe, Endless Possibilities!
1/4 cup Oil: Olive Oil
2 tbl Acid: balsamic, apple cider or red wine vinegar. Lemon or lime juice
2 tsp Seasoning: Salt, pepper, garlic, dried herbs or as much fresh herbs as you desire (basil, cilantro, parsley)
2 tsp Extras: dijon mustard, mayonnaise*, Worcestershire sauce, brags amino acids or tamari
1 tsp Sweet: Honey
Mix all ingredients together with a fork or whisk until emulsified and thickened.
Note: Double this recipe and store in a sealed container in your fridge for up to a week and take out a few minutes before serving for the oil to liquify again.
*mayonnaise is most commonly made with canola oil. Try these brands made with avocado oil and sunflower oil instead: Primal Kitchen, Sir Kensington’s.
I choose lime juice and cilantro as my fresh herb!
Add this on top of Romaine or Spinach with cooked quinoa, black beans, tomatoes & Avocados.
I choose balsamic vinegar and add a little dijon mustard. Then chop up pecans, slice cooked beets and sprinkle a little feta cheese for a delicious salad. For a protein punch add grilled chicken or cooked lentils on top.
In a pinch tip: Trader Joes has already cooked beets and lentils in the cold veggies section to make this salad in a snap.
I choose lemon juice and add a little mayonnaise and Worcestershire sauce for this simple and healthy spin on the classic. Grate some parmesan cheese and add grilled chicken, anchovies or sardines for perfection.
Now prep these salads ahead of time for a nutritious lunch that you won’t get bored of!
Give this recipe a try, add your own flare, and let me know what unique creation you make!