My Favorite Homemade Salad Dressings

Ask my kids what my favorite food is, and you will get the unanimous answer of “Salad!” And since that is my favorite meal to eat, I am faced everyday with how to dress my salads. I try to steer clear of almost all store-bought dressings. Whether they are filled with preservatives or made with cheap oils like soybean and canola oil, it’s simply not how I want to top a bed of fresh and nutritious veggies. Sometimes I simply use a drizzle of olive oil, a vinegar, garlic powder, pepper and nutritional yeast. However, I try to always have a homemade dressing in the fridge, and here are my favorites:

Caesar

Creamy Caesar

Greek (Ina Garten’s Recipe)

Orange Vinaigrette (Giada’s Recipe which I could seriously just drink!)

Ginger

Making your own dressing sometimes seems time-consuming, but it really only takes about 5 minutes. This has been one of those changes that I dragged my feet on, but I have come to love the freshness that homemade dressings have, and I now am a salad dressing snob 🙂

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Creamy Caesar

 

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