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Hello everyone,

So I've started a diet as of yesterday and going to be eating a lot of salads. 1 month of salads to be exact. Still chicken here and there and lots of beans for protein.

Anyway, in order to cut out the creamy dressings(my favs...ranch.cesar dressings) i want to make some homemade dressings.

 

Does anybody have any homemade salad recipes?

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There are limitless options, as long as you maintain a 3 parts oil to 1 part acid.

 

As an example l put 3 parts olive oil in a small jar and squeeze 1 part lemon juice into it, and then give it a good shake. Slmple but works great, and you can always salt, pepper, spices or even a teaspoon of mustard, or substitute red wine vinegar instead of lemon juice to taste.

 

Hope this helps, must be adventurous.

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Isn't dressing unhealthy in general? I always was told not to eat salads with any sort of dressing because it's not good for me :(

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On 6/5/2018 at 11:50 AM, Boomer said:

Boomers post is absolutely perfect!

I just wanted to pop in and share one of my favorite dressing profiles as well...

2 parts veg oil, 1 part olive oil (i find straight up olive can be a bit biiter for myself), 1 part lime juice (and zest!) , a tbsp of honey, salt pepper and please dont forget the cumin, oh and fresh cilantro if its your thing. Mix it and shake it baby ❤️ (or emulsify if you have a hand blender)  I adore using it in my black bean and sweet corn salsa which goes with litterally EVERYTHING! 

If your a fan of creamy dressings, you could always thin them out with a bit of oil to make it a tad bit healthier, but still not as nutritious as oil and vinager based...

 

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On 6/5/2018 at 9:18 AM, MontyChrista7 said:

My fav:

 

3/4 cup of light tasting olive oil

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

2tsp raw sugar or splenda, to balance the flavour profile

a touch of mustard, to act as a binder... keeps the oil and vinegar from separating so easily 

salt and pepper to taste

 

super simple and will keep for a week.

 

Cheers!

On 6/5/2018 at 9:18 AM, MontyChrista7 said:

 

Hello everyone,

So I've started a diet as of yesterday and going to be eating a lot of salads. 1 month of salads to be exact. Still chicken here and there and lots of beans for protein.

Anyway, in order to cut out the creamy dressings(my favs...ranch.cesar dressings) i want to make some homemade dressings.

 

Does anybody have any homemade salad recipes?

 

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