7 GREAT SALAD DRESSING RECIPES FOR SUMMER

A home made salad dressing with great ingredients is a really healthy addition to your plate. As long as you are fueling your body for health, energy and weight management, you will have no fear in adding a nutritious and tasty dressing to your salads. so with this in mind here are some great simple dressings to try!

 Classic lemon and olive oil


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Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoons lemon juice 

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • Black pepper and salt to taste

Whisk ingredients together. Add freshly ground pepper and salt to taste and store in the fridge. 


Simple balsamic vinaigrette


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Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

Mix all the ingredients together; add freshly ground pepper to taste, and store in the fridge.



Raspberry vinaigrette


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This light sweet dressing is perfect for summer salads.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon raspberry vinegar

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

Mix all the ingredients together; add pepper to taste, and store in the fridge.




Creamy mint dressing


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Ingredients:

  • 125g live natural yoghurt

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1 clove garlic

  • Freshly chopped mint

Blend all ingredients together and store in the fridge.  



French Dressing


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Ingredients:

  • ¼ clove garlic 

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 

  • 2 tablespoons white or red wine vinegar 

  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Peel and finely chop ¼ of a clove of garlic. Put the garlic, 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard, 2 tablespoons of white or red wine vinegar and 6 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil in a jar with a pinch of sea salt and black pepper. Mix well. Store in the fridge.




SRIRACHA PEANUT DRESSING


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So delicious stirred into shredded cabbage, carrots, broccoli, peppers, tomatoes which a big handful of chopped corriander and topped off with toasted nuts or seeds. A great way to get lots of super healthy raw vegetables into you!

INGREDIENTS

125grams of peanut butter (100% peanuts)
115mls of olive oil
115mls of water
2 tablespoons of rice vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1-2 tablespoons of honey
1 tablespoon of lime juice
1/2 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger
1 tablespoon of hot sauce (I used tabasco sauce)


Mix well and store in fridge



Lemon Chia Seed Dressing


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Ingredients

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 tsp. maple syrup

1 1/2 tsp. chia seeds

1/8 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. pepper


Want more dressing recipes? Let me know!