You want to eat healthier and don’t know where to start. I get it and I’ve been there!
What if I told you there are super simple, easy ways to get started, right now. And, healthy salad dressing is a great way!
These easy, healthy salad dressings will make it easier, and much more interesting to enjoy salads. They’re delicious – which will inspire you to want to eat more greens and veggies.
And, what they don’t have are the additives and sugars that most store-bought dressings have, so you’re doing your body a favor by mixing them up yourself.
The best part is they’re easy and fast. Just store them in your fridge so you can enjoy them all week long.
Tahini Lemon Dressing
This silky, creamy dressing is perfect when you’re craving a smooth, creamy topping for your veggies.
You can make it as thick as you’d like depending on your mood! I like to make mine pretty thick and store it in the fridge.
Then, when it’s time to use it I can thin it out with some warm water depending on how “light” of a dressing I want. It can be wonderful on baked potatoes, grain bowls, or even as a dip for veggies!
¼ cup Tahini
1 juiced Lemon
1 clove of garlic, minced
⅓ cup of water (to your thickness preference)
Whisk these ingredients together in a bowl. Store in the fridge until you’re ready to use it.
This is a zingy, zesty one! Bright, colorful, and definitely a great addition of flavor that brings your veggies alive.
You could use less oil if you’d like. Also, you may want to add more honey depending on how sweet you like it!
Making your own dressings means making them exactly how you like them.
⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil
⅓ cup of rice vinegar
2 large carrots, chopped
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon of maple syrup or honey
1 tablespoon diced ginger
1 teaspoon sesame oil
Dash of salt (to your taste)
Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
This post is all about simple, healthy salad dressings that are easy to prepare.
This is the easiest go-to dressing to have on hand all-the-time. I always have a jar in my fridge.
It’s thrown together in 5 minutes and is the perfect zesty topping for a quick thrown-together salad of all the veggies you have hanging around.
You could remove the oil altogether if you’d like and it will still be delicious!
½ cup olive oil
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 tablespoon agave or maple syrup
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon of nutritional yeast
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Store in a sealed container in the fridge.
Avocado Creamy Dressing
Dreamy and full of flavor, this is one that’s super filling and satisfying. Add extra lime if you prefer it zestier, or more water to thin it out. It’s a very customizable dressing!
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup of water
¼ cup cilantro or basil
2 garlic cloves
Salt & pepper to taste
Once you try these easy salad dressings, you’ll start to crave your BIG SALAD every day! Even better, you’ll customize them to your liking after some time. Your family will love your creativity and health benefits from homemade, healthy sauces that replace store-bought ones with unnecessary preservatives and additives.
If you’re looking for EASY lunches, these are perfect when you’ve got a busy day and want to eat HEALTHY!