Clean Eating Salad Dressings
Salads are a tasty way to get a variety of vegetables into your diet, without feeling like you’re eating vegetables. I like to make a large bowl of salad on Sunday evenings, so that I have salad ready to go for lunch during the week.
To make my rendition of the perfect salad, I chop fresh, crisp romaine lettuce, organic spinach, and sometimes butter lettuce. Then I top it with shaved carrots, diced bell peppers, cherry or grape tomatoes, shaved radishes, and occasionally I will throw in some olives or pickles (which sounds weird, but it’s super good).
My favorite toppings for salad include homemade croutons from crunchy leftover bread, grilled chicken breast, sunflower seeds and even capers. The lettuce is just the canvas, but what you can turn it into has infinite possibilities! But let’s not forget what is arguably the most important component of a salad… the clean eating salad dressing!
A great dressing can make a salad. This is perhaps why the grocery store shelves have hundreds of different flavor combinations and options to choose from. But before you grab one, take a peek at the ingredients. It’s pretty scary. Food dyes, high fructose corn syrup, additives, chemicals, preservatives, and so many other unhealthy things that were not intended for human consumption. So, after you put that bottle back, cheer up because it is incredibly easy to make your own clean eating salad dressing! It usually only requires a few ingredients that you likely already have in your fridge or pantry.
Below are a few Clean Eating Salad Dressings from my favorite bloggers (shared, with permission):
- 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 2 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1 tsp sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ⅔ cup olive oil
- Combine all ingredients, other than olive oil, and whisk together until combined. Slowly pour in olive oil, whisking constantly, until fully incorporated. Keep refrigerated until ready to use.
What is your favorite clean eating salad dressing? Share your recipe in the comments below!
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