It’s time to skip the store-bought salad dressings! Most commercial brands will have added sugar or other additives to create a better flavour and consistency.
But do we really need all the extra additives? I don’t think so.
I believe strongly in making my own dressings. It may seem a daunting task if you have never made it before. But trust me, it can be as easy as 1-2-3.
First, take a small clean glass container. Put in 1 part vinegar (my favourite is balsamic, or apple cidar, or simply just lemon juice) and 2-3 parts oils (olive oil, flaxseed oil, or even add a drizzle of sesame oil for an Asian flare). Also add in a dash of salt and pepper and mustard.
Then, tighten the jar lid and shake vigourously! Taste the dressing and adjust according to your taste.
To take it up a notch, try adding in some minced garlic, shallot or herbs to flavour your dressing.
For more inspirations, check out Eating Well’s collection of Healthy Salad Dressings.