Three Healthy Salad Dressings to Make in 5 Minutes or Less!

Store-bought dressings can contain added sugar and salt and a ton of other ingredients that are difficult to pronounce. But homemade salad dressings generally are better for you and are actually pretty easy to make. You just grab a jar, fill it with your ingredients and give it a shake. We’ve developed three recipes – Classic Vinaigrette, Greek Yogurt Ranch and Sesame Ginger Dressing – that will work for a variety of your favorite dishes. Watch the video and get the full recipes below.

Classic Vinaigrette

Start to finish: 10 minutes
Serves: 6
Serving size: 2 tablespoons
Yield: about 3/4 cup

1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon minced shallot
1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Number 1Add all ingredients to a wide-mouth pint-size mason jar.

Number 2Cover and shake well to combine.

Number 3Serve over your favorite greens.

Nutrition facts (per serving): 162 calories, 18 g total fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 117 mg sodium, 0 g carbohydrates., 0 g fiber, 0 g sugar, 0 g protein. Daily values: 0% vitamin A, 0% vitamin C, 0% calcium, 1% iron.


Greek Yogurt Ranch

Start to finish: 10 minutes
Serves: 8
Serving size: 2 tablespoons
Yield: about 1 cup

1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon dried minced onion
1/4 teaspoon dried chives
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
6 ounces plain Greek yogurt
1/3 cup buttermilk

Number 1Place the spices into a zip top plastic bag. Roll with a wide-mouth pint size mason jar to crush.
Number 2Add spices, yogurt and buttermilk to the mason jar.
Number 3Shake well to combine.
Number 4Serve with fresh veggies, drizzled over salad or spread on a sandwich.

Nutrition facts (per serving): 27 calories, 1 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 91 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrates, 0 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 2 g protein. Daily Values: 1% vitamin A, 1% vitamin C, 4% calcium, 0% iron.

 

Sesame Ginger Dressing

Start to finish: 10 minutes
Serves: 10
Serving size: 2 tablespoons
Yield: 1 1/4 cups

1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Number 1 Add all ingredients to a pint-size mason jar.
Number 2 Screw the lid on tightly and shake vigorously to combine.
Number 3Serve over spinach, baby kale or a grain salad.

Nutrition facts (per serving): 125 calories, 13 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 20 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrates, 0 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 0 g protein. Daily values: 0% vitamin A, 1% vitamin C, 0% calcium, 1% iron

Categories: Get Healthy

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