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homemade salad dressingSalad dressings from the store have sugar or other sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup, soybean oil (which is heavily laden with pesticides) and a variety of preservatives. Try these simple and delicious recipes to make a healthy homemade dressing for your salad.

Red Wine Vinaigrette

  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp water
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 – 2 cloves minced garlic
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground pepper

Chive and Yogurt Dressing

  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup plain unsweetened yogurt
  • 1 – 2 cloves minced garlic
  • bunch of chives, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Asian Salad Dressing

  • ¼ cup tamari or soy sauce
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar (or basalmic vinegar)
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tsp pureed ginger
  • handful of chopped cilantro (optional)

Mix ingredients thoroughly, and taste. Don’t be afraid to adjust amounts, add your favorite herbs and substitute ingredients according to taste. Experiment!