Katie’s Favorite Homemade Salad Dressings

Plastic Free July  may be over, but here is a ditch and switch that’s good for YOU and the planet 🌎.

Making my own salad dressing was literally THE first step on my real food journey. About 12 years ago, I was at a friend’s aunt’s house and she had this super cool salad dressing container that had six different salad dressing recipes on the sides of the container 🤯🤩🤯. I went out and bought two immediately.

Making your own salad dressing is simple and you only need a handful of ingredients on hand. When I first switched, I used the container and made the full recipe every time. Now, I just make dressing each time I have a salad and it takes less than 2 minutes. But this dressing container was CRUCIAL in my switch, because the key is that it needs to be EASY in the beginning. Salad dressings contain a whole bunch of crappy ingredients, usually canola oil and other vegetable oils, sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, and so many other junky ingredients. This is an easy place to start when switching to real food.

And since most dressing containers are made from plastic, it’s pretty easy to see why this is good for the planet 🌎.

Do you make your own dressings? What’s your favorite kind?

 

Balsamic Dressing

3 T balsamic vinegar

1 T Gluten-Free Dijon mustard

5 T extra virgin olive oil

1 T finely chopped fresh basil

Pinch of minced garlic

sea salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a mason jar or salad dressing container like this one (OXO Good Grips Salad Dressing Shaker) or this one (Kolder Salad Dressing Bottle, Glass) and shake, shake, shake! Store extra in the fridge. (21DSD Compliant)

 

Apple Cider Italian Vinegar

5 T extra virgin olive oil

4 T apple cider vinegar

1 T Italian Spice Blend 

Directions:

Add all ingredients to your dressing container and shake, shake, shake. Store extra in the fridge. (21DSD Compliant)

 

Mustard Vinaigrette

3 T raspberry balsamic vinegar

3 T extra virgin Olive Oil

3 T Gluten-Free mustard

sea salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Add all ingredients to your dressing container and shake, shake, shake. Store extra in the fridge.  **Jim’s most favorite, easy, go-to dressing.

 

Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette

2 T rice wine vinegar

2 T coconut aminos

2 T honey

4 T extra virgin olive oil

1/2 t sesame oil (not toasted)

1 t sesame seeds

2 t fresh grated ginger

Directions:

Add all ingredients to your dressing container and shake, shake, shake. Store extra in the fridge.

 

Lemon Garlic Dressing

2 lemons, juiced

4 T extra virgin olive oil

1 t garlic sea salt

1 t lemon pepper

Directions:

Add all ingredients to your dressing container and shake, shake, shake. Store extra in the fridge. (21DSD Compliant) **Katie’s favorite, easy, go-to dressing.