If you love salads just like we do, you’re occasionally faced with the same problem – dressing or no dressing? Salads without dressing can be a bit boring, although we eat them plain sometimes. However, a nice dressing can add a much-needed flavor to a salad and improve its quality significantly. We’re not talking about those commercial salad dressings you can get in the market – they are full of unhealthy ingredients and generally not worth spending for. But there are simple homemade salad dressings which will make you salad all the more delicious while also offering quite a few health benefits.
Why make you own salad dressing?
Well, besides being cheaper than the one you can get in the market, homemade salad dressings are more delicious and healthier for you as well. Plus, you’re in control of all the ingredients, which means no artificial flavors or sweeteners and no ingredients you can’t pronounce. They won’t take more than a few minutes of your time, and will make you salad dreamy.
A simple vinaigrette
Vinaigrettes are among the simplest salad dressings you can use. Just mix a bit of olive oil with a bit of balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and lemon juice for a nice mixture that can be enhanced with a few herbs. The dressing we have for you today is very easy to prepare, and besides giving your salad a nice flavor, it can also promote weight loss, improve your immune system, destroy bacteria, provide your body with antioxidants, regulate your cholesterol levels and improve your overall health.
Here’s how to prepare it:
- 1 teaspoon flaxseeds
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ a garlic clove
- 2 tablespoons ACV
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- ½ teaspoon Bragg’s liquid amino
- 3-4 drops Stevia
- A pinch of salt
Just mix everything in a bowl well, then drizzle the dressing over your salad and enjoy.
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