3 Fat Loss Salad Dressings

Store bought salad dressings are a black hole of doom (most of the time). Stay away! Same goes for most restaurant salad dressings. When I get a salad at a restaurant, I typically order mine without dressing. But, be careful not to get arrested or indecent exposure!  Tip! Get a side of lemon wedges instead! So many people ruin perfectly healthy, beautiful salads with gross bottled salad dressings full of yucky oils, sugar, chemicals, and garbage. These three salad dressings are free from any of the scary ingredients you get in the bottled versions and taste just as good, if not better!

Balsamic Vinaigrette

What you will need:

balsamic dressing

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (I prefer unfiltered, organic)

1/3 cup balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon dried onion

1/4 teaspoon stevia extract

Optional: 1/4 cup water (if you like a thinner dressing)

Add all the ingredients to a large bowl. I use my Cuisinart Immersion Blender to blend everybody up, just to be sure the oil is completely incorporated. Serve with your favorite salad! I love mine on spinach salad.

spinach salad

Blue Cheese Dressing

What type of cheese is always sad? Blue cheese!

What you will need:

blue cheese dressing

1 cup yogurt (I used 2% greek yogurt for the thickness. I made this into a veggie dip. However, if you are going to drizzle it over a salad, I suggest using full-fat organic regular yogurt.)

2-3 ounces blue cheese (blue made with raw milk is my favorite!)

2 teaspoons white wine vinegar

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon dehydrated onion

Whisk everything but your blue cheese together. Cut your blue cheese into pieces small enough to mix into your yogurt mixture but large enough that you know what it is! If I buy nice blue cheese, I like to taste it. Serve along side fresh cut veggies or over a buffalo chicken salad!

homemade blue cheese dressing

Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

What you will need:

honey dijon dressing

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/3 cup apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

2 teaspoons stevia extract OR 2 tablespoons honey

1/2 teaspoon minced onion or shallot

I love using my OXO Salad Dressing Shaker for this recipe! Plus, you get to do a fun little dance while cooking. Simply, toss all of your ingredients into your shaker and shake away. Or, whisk your ingredients together in a large bowl. Serve over a dark, leafy green salad. I love this on baby kale with ripe tomatoes. Why did the tomato blush? Because it saw the salad dressing!

kale salad

I hope these salad dressing recipes inspire you to think out of the bottle and kick your salad’s nutrition up a notch! If you like these, try my Homemade Ranch! What are your favorite homemade salad dressings?

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