Shake 'em Up Salad Dressing
HEALTHY REASONS TO MAKE YOUR OWN SALAD DRESSINGS
Use nourishing ingredients with health-promoting ingredients
Vinegar/acid: A little goes a long way when adding vinegar/acid to a dressing for flavour and health benefits. Vinegars add a unique taste while encouraging a healthy bowel, improving digestion, and providing the body with vitamins and nutrients. Citrus acids from lemon also support digestion and are full of minerals and vitamins. Adding citrus acids to salad greens actually helps the body absorb nutrients while providing the body with antioxidants.
Try: apple cider vinegar, fresh lemon juice, fresh lime juice, balsamic vinegar, coconut vinegar, brown rice vinegar
Thickener: Adding your own natural thickener to a salad dressing ensures that you’re not consuming cheap filler. Thickeners are helpful in emulsifying all of the ingredients together. Based on preference, you may add a sweet or savoury natural sweetener to bring out the flavour in the salad dressing. Thickening agents can be as basic as Dijon and extend to ground chia seeds to add even more omega fats.
Try: Dijon, tahini, avocado, chia seeds, ground flaxseeds, honey, maple syrup.
- 1/2 cup(s) olive oil
- 1/2 cup(s) red wine vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon(s) kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon(s) black pepper
- 1 tablespoon(s) dijon mustard
- Add ingredients to your Mason jar and cap with a reCAP Mason Jar lid!