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Homemade Dressing Formula

By EAT SMARTER
Updated on 06. Jan. 2017
Healthy homemade dressings! Healthy homemade dressings!

While store-bought dressing makes getting a healthy dinner on the table some nights, they are not always healthy for us. With hidden sugar and additives to keep them shelf stable, some store-bought dressing is best left in the store. But the good news is that it is very simple (and quick) to make dressing at home using our simple formula.

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To make a delicious and balanced salad dressing you need to have oil, acid (typically vinegar or citrus juice), flavorful add-ins, and seasonings. The best formula to follow is a 3-to-1 ratio of oil to vinegar to make your base, with your flavors and seasoning added to taste.

 

Here are three basic recipes for quick and easy salad dressings:

 

Balsamic Vinaigrette

 

9 tablespoons olive oil

3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

2 teaspoons whole grain mustard

salt and pepper to taste

 

Combine all ingredients in a jar or bottle with a lid that seals well. Place lid on container, shake well until ingredients are well combined. Taste your dressing for seasoning (this is best done on a piece of lettuce to see what it will taste like when your salad is together), adjust seasonings as needed.

 

You can also add fresh herbs, minced shallots or some sweetener to customize your dressing.

 

Makes about ½ a cup.

 

Lemon Vinaigrette  

 

9 tablespoons olive oil

juice of 1 lemon

1 tablespoon whole grain mustard

1-2 teaspoons maple syrup

2 cloves garlic, minced

3 tablespoons finely grated parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

salt and pepper to taste

 

Combine all ingredients in a jar or bottle with a lid that seals well. Place lid on container, shake well until the ingredients are well combined. Taste for seasoning, adjust accordingly.

 

Makes about ½ a cup of dressing



 

Orange Miso Dressing

 

4 tablespoons miso paste

3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice

1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar

1 tablespoon tamari soy sauce

1 clove garlic, minced

1 teaspoon ginger, finely grated

¼ cup grape-seed or other neutral oil

 

Combine all ingredients in a jar or bottle with a lid that seals well. Place lid on container, shake well until the ingredients are well combined. Taste for seasoning, adjust accordingly.

 

Makes about ¾ cup of dressing


With our easy dressing formula and a few recipes to get you started, you’ll be making delicious dressings for salads and vegetable dipping in no time.

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