Recipes: 3 Oil-Based Salad Dressings to Upgrade Your Next Salad

Recipes: 3 Oil-Based Salad Dressings to Upgrade Your Next Salad

Posted on November 30 2022

Recipes 3 Oil Based Salad Dressings to Upgrade Your Next Salad

We’ve all been there – you head to a café and look through an entire menu of food. Everything looks good, but you settle on the salad. You smile as you are proud that you made the healthy and wise choice of choosing a nutritious salad over something else.

But here’s the truth: not all salads are made equal. In fact, it is well known that some salads that you find in cafés seem to be bad for you. For example, a shredded spicy chicken salad from the well-known restaurant chain Chili's has 1,050 calories and 80 g of fat. Even a salad that appears to be somewhat healthy, may turn into an artery-clogging monster when it is served with a buttery, thick dressing.

If you still want to stick with a bowl of salad, read on as this article explores three oil-based salad dressings recipes to upgrade your next salad!

Tangy Wasabi Oil Salad Dressing

When served with something rather straightforward, like a watercress and avocado salad, this lovely green dressing really carries a punch. To make it on your own, prepare these ingredients and have them ready in your pantry:

  • A quarter cup of peanut oil
  • Two and a half tablespoons of lime juice
  • Wasabi Paste
  • Half a teaspoon of table salt or kosher salt 

The steps to this tangy wasabi oil salad dressing is pretty straightforward:

  • In a clean jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine all the ingredients and shake to combine.
  • As an alternative, mix all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk well.
  • If the wasabi or salt tastes too strong, adjust them.

Coconut Oil Salad Dressing

Coconut oil is a popular oil that many love. But did you know that it can be used to make a beautiful salad dressing? To begin, obtain these ingredients:

  • Melted coconut oil, 2/3 cup
  • Extra virgin olive oil, 1/3 cup
  • Two tablespoons of lemon juice
  • One teaspoon of honey
  • A small clove of garlic
  • Vinegar, 1/3 cup
  • Half a teaspoon of dried oregano
  • Half a teaspoon of sea salt
  • A dash of pepper

In a bowl, combine all the ingredients and whisk to combine. Add to your preferred dressing container and leave out for one hour before chilling.

To use, place the bottle in warm water to make it viscous or leave it out on the counter for a few minutes. Before adding the dressing to your salad, give it a quick "swish."

Olive Oil and Lemon Salad Dressing

Fancy a simple olive oil salad dressing? These are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • Extra virgin olive oil, ½ cup
  • Two tablespoons of lemon juice
  • Three teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • One tablespoon of white vinegar
  • A small clove of garlic, minced
  • A drizzle of maple syrup
  • A dash of salt and pepper

All you have to do is place all the ingredients in a jar and mix it well. It doesn’t get any easier than this!


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