Recipe: 3 Oil-Based Salad Dressings To Upgrade Your Next Salad
Posted on August 18 2022
We all love salads for how healthy they are. However, do you know what really goes into your salad, and what a big difference the dressing can make? If you opt for a creamy dressing that is high in LDL cholesterol, this can set back the seemingly healthy choice you have made. Instead, you may wish to opt for oil-based salad dressings when it comes to getting the best out of your meal.
In this article, we share how you can make your salads a truly healthier option with these three oil-based salad dressings!
Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
Below are the ingredients you will need to make this dressing:
- Flaxseed oil, which comes with lots of benefits for heart health
- Olive oil, for that extra dose of omega-3
- Your own herbal infusion as desired
- Balsamic vinegar
- Maple syrup
- Garnishes such as salt, pepper and garlic to taste
To prepare this dressing, simply whisk the maple syrup, balsamic vinegar and your choice of garnishes in a bowl, leaving out everything but the oils. Once that has been done to your satisfaction, you can add in the oils and whisk until it is well blended!
Keep in mind that when using flaxseed oil in any salad dressing, exposing it to heat will damage the omega-3 fatty acids in this oil and deprive you of its health benefits.
Garlic Herbal Oil Dressing
If you are a fan of garlic, you will love this simple recipe. First, make sure you have the following ingredients ready:
- White wine vinegar (1/4 cup)
- 4 cloves of chopped garlic
- Herb infused oil (1/4 cup)
- Pepper to taste
Preparing this dressing is easy: simply whisk all ingredients together and allow it to sit for a while. This will allow the strong flavor of the garlic to set. Once that is done, shake well and it’s ready to use!
Carrot Ginger Dressing
This dressing would suit those looking for something a little more adventurous. As suggested by its name, below is a list of ingredients you will need to prepare:
- 1 chopped carrot, boiled in water until soft
- 1 chopped ginger, peeled
- Rice vinegar (2 tablespoons)
- Herbal oil you have prepared in your botanical infuser (1 teaspoon)
- Sugar, salt and soy sauce to taste
The first step is to ensure that the carrot is soft enough to be pureed. Once you have your pureed carrot, add the rest of the ingredients and throw everything into a blender. You can season with salt, sugar and soy sauce to suit your preferences when done.
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