I use this salad dressing on every salad.
This is not a drill.
This is not an exaggeration.
This is straight up fact. I’m just here to spit the truth and give you the low-down on the health-ier food things that will change your life. This is one of those moments.
You will love this salad dressing because (a) it requires very simple/minimal ingredients (b) you probably already have most of these ingredients in your home (c) it’s totally customizable. Add in herbs, or ginger, or switch out the sweetener or citrus and you have yourself a new dressing all together.
Basically, this dressing will never fail you. Ever. xo.
Never-Fail Salad Dressing
This Never-Fail Salad Dressing is made with items everyone has at home. It's easily customizable and delicious on EVERY salad.
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons honey (sub agave or maple syrup)
- 1 lemon, zested and juiced (sub lime or orange)
- 1-2 tablespoons shallot, diced (sub garlic)
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- pepper, to taste
- 1 tablespoon chopped herbs (ie. mint, cilantro, parsley, etc.)
- 1-2 teaspoons ginger root, peeled and diced
Add all ingredients to a jar with a lid. Seal the lid on tightly.
Shake vigorously until all ingredients are well mixed.
Pour onto salad of your choosing!
Let’s further discuss how to customize this bad boy, so that you can start making the most kickass salad dressings.
Say you are making a Mediterranean salad, well then – I’d use lemon, shallots, honey, and maybe add in mint, cilantro AND parsley for bonus flavor.
Say you are making a tropical salad – then maybe you can use lime instead of lemon, agave instead of honey, and add in mint and/or cilantro.
Making an Italian salad? No problem. Sub the shallots for garlic and add in some parsley to that mix.
Want something on the sweet-side? Use orange and agave.
Wanna make it vegan? Use maple syrup!
Are you seeing what I’m seeing? The possibilities. They just don’t end.
Since it’s January and we’ve all resolved to pump up our salad intake, I thought it would be helpful to give you this little gem of a recipe. Salad is nothing without it’s dressing. So use this one liberally (remember to shake before pouring.)
And here are some more salad dressings for ya, incase you want more ideas! xo.
- Cilantro Lime Jalapeno Hemp Dressing
- Sweet Onion Dressing
- Healthy Ranch Dressing
- Creamy Avocado Mint Dressing
- Healthy Honey Mustard Two Ways