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  • Writer's pictureMelisha Meredith

Formula for making your own salad dressing

Updated: Oct 19, 2023

This basic salad dressing recipe is more like a formula.

You can choose your own oil, vinegar, spices and sweetener. The more you make it, the more you’ll feel confident in whipping up your own in just a couple minutes' time. Then you won’t need to buy the expensive, bad-ingredient dressings on the grocery store shelves! Seriously, this is so easy. It’s better for your grocery budget. And it’s WAY healthier.

Basic Salad Dressing Recipe

  • 1 part vinegar or citrus juice

  • 2 parts oil

  • Sweetener

  • Herbs and spices

  • Salt and pepper

Those are the basic things you need. You can put them in a Mason jar and shake! I have a cool dressing container I’ll link below for you to check out.

Here are a few of our family favorites that we make with this formula.

Red Wine Vinaigrette

  • ⅓ cup red wine vinegar

  • ⅔ cup olive oil

  • 1 tbsp. raw honey

  • 1 tsp. Dried Italian seasoning

  • Salt and pepper to taste.

Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • ⅓ cup balsamic vinegar

  • ⅔ cup olive oil

  • 1 tbsp. raw honey

  • 1 tsp. Dried Italian seasoning

Mexican-style Vinaigrette

  • ⅓ c. lime juice

  • ⅔ c. avocado oil

  • 1 tbsp. raw honey

  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh cilantro

  • Dash of cumin

  • Dash of onion powder

  • Salt and pepper to taste

You can make more or less according to what you need. Our family of six uses about a cup of dressing when we all eat salads for a meal.

We are so used to buying salad dressing at the store, we’ve just totally forgotten how easy this is to make. Being able to choose your own healthy ingredients is a must when it comes to dressing! You ruin the health benefits of a salad when you pour inflammatory oils and processed sweeteners on them! I maybe buy 1-2 pre-made salad dressings a year, for when we are on vacation or something like that.

I hope you try this out!

Here are those links I promised:

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