Mar 7, 2012

My New Favorite Homemade Salad Dressing

For those of you on the beginning of your real food journey - making your own salad dressing is easy to do.  Commercial salad dressings are usually made with bad-for-you oils, filled with sugar or high fructose corn syrup, or other unpronounceable ingredients.

This is a dressing you can feel good about.  And it tastes good, too!

True confession: I'm not crazy about salads.  They can be a lot of work chopping all the ingredients and I am picky about dressings.  A friend came for lunch and brought this yummy salad dressing.  I told her I must have the recipe.  She shared - thanks Carolyn!

 The recipe:

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (she used coconut oil, but it solidifies when colder than 78* so you will need to warm it before pouring on your salad.  I made the dressing with olive oil and it was fine.)
1/4 cup raw apple cider vinegar (I like Bragg's)
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp salt (I use Real Salt)
dash of pepper, or to taste
1 or 2 cloves of garlic, pressed

Shake like mad before pouring.  I made mine a few hours in advance so the flavors could meld.

If you don't have a fancy salad dressing shaker thingy then just put your ingredients in a measuring cup and stir like crazy with a fork before pouring on your salad.  That's what I was doing until my neighbor gave me her fancy bottle.


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