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5 Best Healthy Salad Dressings to Made at Home

On this occasion, we will learn to make 5 healthy salad dressings at home that are super easy and very tasty — the mixture of delicious ingredients like basic balsamic vinaigrette to peanut, cilantro lime and honey mustard will take your salads to a new level. All dressings are gluten-free and vegan-friendly to make yours salads healthier.

Salads are the best option to introduce rich aliments in your diet. They are an easy option for healthy eating since you could literally toss a protein and healthy fat over a bed of greens with a ton of vegetarians or a whole grain and you have got yourself a delicious meal.

So, sincerely, salads are completely about the toppings! Of course, the greens are very important, but if you have a ton of tasty toppings you might not even need a dressing. A sprinkle of good balsamic vinegar, hot sauce or even a scoop of hummus will do the trick. Yes, it could sound weird, but putting hot sauce in your salad can do de difference.

It means, there are absolutely times when you are in the mood for a salad with genuine dressing. So, on this occasion, we are decided to share whit you our five favorite and healthy homemade salad dressings. You will want to prepare them all the time, they are easily and simple, good combinations that you need to know.

But the question is, why make your own salad dressing? Several store-bought dressings are loaded with preservatives, sugar and processed ingredients which are not good for you diet. So if you make your own dressing that will be much healthier and cheaper, of course! And once you get started making your own you’ll understand what percentages you like best and it becomes very easy to whip up different combinations.

As you’ll figure out most of these healthy salad dressings we are sharing have repetitive ingredients like garlic, tamari, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, sea salt and pepper. So, having these items, that will be enough to create delicious dressing!

Zesty Tahini Dressing

1/4 cup tahini

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup lemon juice

1/4  Tablespoons low-sodium tamari or soy sauce

1/2 cup nutritional yeast

1 Tablespoon minced garlic

Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until combined. Nutrition per portion: 84 calories.

Honey Mustard Dressing

 

1 lemon, juiced

1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar

2 Tablespoons honey (or maple syrup for a vegan version)

2 Tablespoons dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

ground pepper, to taste

1/4 cup olive oil

Add all ingredients into a blender until combined or add to a mason jar and shake to combine. Nutrition per portion: 106 calories.

Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1/2 cup olive oil

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon garlic, minced

1 teaspoon sea salt + more if needed

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper + more if needed

Add all ingredients into a blender until combined or add to a jar and shake to combine. Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed. Nutrition per portion: 163 calories.

Cilantro Lime Dressing

1/4 cup olive oil

juice of 2 limes

2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped

2 teaspoons minced garlic

1 teaspoon maple syrup

½-1 teaspoon sea salt

½ teaspoon ground pepper

¼ teaspoon ground coriander

Add all ingredients into a blender until combined. Taste and add more salt if needed. Nutrition per serving: 87 calories.

Basic Balsamic Dressing

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup olive oil

1 teaspoon maple syrup

1 teaspoon dijon

1 teaspoon minced garlic

½ teaspoon sea salt

fresh or dried herbs

Add all ingredients into a blender until combined or add to a mason jar and shake to combine. Nutrition per portion: 103 calories.

 

If you are a lover of good food the following post is for you.

 

Delicious ways to eat avocado

The avocado tree is native to Mexico and Central America. Then, with the discovery of America, its seed was taken to Europe where it began to cultivate and its fruit was known by the name of “pears of the Indians”.

There are several varieties which have their own characteristics in terms of size, shape, color and flavor. However, the best-known variety is that where the fruit is pear-shaped, with smooth, thin and delicate skin that wraps a yellow-green pulp comparable to butter.

Today, avocado is considered a complete food, as it is rich in vitamins (especially E), minerals, fiber and even phytochemicals.

However, for a long time, there was the thought that it was a fattening fruit. While it is rich in fats, these are healthy (mono and polyunsaturated) that include help fight bad cholesterol or LDL and decrease the risk of heart disease.

For that reason, we have posted these delicious avocado recipes which to improve your health.

Avocado and spinach salad

Fresh spinach

1 lemon (your juice)

1 ripe avocado

1 ripe tomato

2 small, cooked beets

Olive oil sunflower

Fruit vinegar

1 teaspoon honey

Wash the spinach very well and separate the leaves from the root; With the hands split into medium pieces and put in a fountain.

Peel the avocado, remove the seed and cut into cubes or slices, according to your preference. Bathe them with the lemon juice. Cut the cooked beets into slices just like the tomato. Mix all the vegetables and bathe them with a sauce made with 3 to 4 parts of olive oil or sunflower and 1 part of vinegar. Pour the honey and mix until all the elements are integrated.

 

 Wrapped avocado with ham

Ingredients

Medium avocado

The juice of half a lemon

1 teaspoon pepper (4 g).

3 slices of ham

Preparation

Point out that in order that the caloric level is not very high, it is sufficient to prepare in this case only half avocado.

We begin by getting that half-avocado, and then split it into three pieces. In a bowl we will have put the juice of that half lemon, with which we will wet these three pieces of avocado.

Now you can sprinkle with pepper, which will give a much more intense flavor.

Finally, you only have to wrap each slice of avocado with its respective slice of ham. Can you imagine the taste? Is amazing!

Tropical salad

Ingredients

Green leaves

3 cups of lettuce

1 small avocado

1 handle

1/2 unit of 1 banana

1 tablespoon sea salt

3 tablespoons sesame seeds

2 tablespoons chestnuts

2 tablespoons raisins

1 lemon (your juice)

1 orange (its juice)

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon honey

Preparation

Clean the green leaves well and cut them. Cut avocado and mango into small cubes. Mix with other ingredients.

Prepare the dressing by combining citrus juice with sugar or honey and olive oil and sea salt. Mix the preparation. Reserve cold and serve as a starter or side dish.

Avocado and Strawberry Sandwich

Ingredients

2 slices of rye bread

Medium avocado

6 strawberries

Preparation

First, toast two slices of rye bread. In this way, they will be crisp and much more pleasant.

The next step is to obtain that half of avocado to crush it with the help of a fork in order to obtain a finite cream that allows us to spread it in the toasts. Very easy!

Now we will clean the strawberries and cut them in half.

Lastly, once you have crisp your slices of rye bread, sprinkle with the avocado cream and then place the strawberries on top.

 

 

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