Do you have these ingredients in your kitchen? I bet you do – or at least things that are pretty close. In that case, why not make your own salad dressing, instead of buying a bottle from the store? You can control your ingredients (your kind of fat, no added sugar, no yucky additives), you will save money over time, it’s fast, and it tastes great. By using lemon instead of vinegar, you are cutting down on the acidity – great for people who have been told they are “acidic” and need to eat more “alkalinizing” foods, and helpful in case of candida. And besides, balsamic vinegar is great, but variety keeps things interesting.
Here is a recipe you can follow, and once you have made it a few times, experiment away with your own additions!
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 clove garlic finely grated or pressed
1 tbsp flaxseed oil (optional, great addition to get those omega 3s)
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Whisk together lemon juice, mustard, garlic,
salt, pepper and herbs.
Slowly add oils to first mixture while whisking.
Pour over salad.
I would love to hear what interesting ingredients or substitutions you like to put in your salad dressing!