8 Simple and Healthy Salad Dressings

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There’s no doubt that salad can be a healthy addition to a balanced diet.

Unfortunately, most store-bought dressings are brimming with added sugar, preservatives, and artificial flavorings that can diminish the potential health benefits of your salad.

Making your own salad dressing at home is an easy and cost-effective alternative to store-bought varieties.

Furthermore, it can give you better control of what you’re putting on your plate.

Here are 8 simple and healthy salad dressings that you can make at home.

1. Sesame ginger

This simple salad dressing doubles as an easy marinade for meat, poultry, or roasted veggies.

It’s also easy to make using ingredients you likely already have on hand.

Ingredients

    1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil
    1 tablespoon (15 ml) sesame oil
    1 tablespoon (15 ml) soy sauce
    1 tablespoon (15 ml) maple syrup
    1 tablespoon (15 ml) rice vinegar
    1 clove minced garlic
    1 teaspoon (2 grams) freshly minced ginger

Directions

1) Whisk together the olive oil, sesame oil, soy sauce, maple syrup, and rice vinegar.

2)Add the minced garlic and ginger and stir together until combined.

2. Balsamic vinaigrette

With just five basic ingredients, balsamic vinaigrette is one of the easiest homemade salad dressings to prepare in a pinch.

It has a sweet yet savory flavor that works well in just about any salad, making it one of the most versatile options available.

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