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Six glass containers of salad dressings.
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6 Healthy Homemade Salad Dressings

Healthy homemade salad dressing recipes that are super easy to make — from a basic balsamic vinaigrette to peanut, honey mustard and cilantro lime. All dressings are gluten-free, vegan-friendly and paleo-friendly.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dressinig
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salad dressing
Servings: 12
Calories: 100kcal

Ingredients

Apple Cider Vinegar 

  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt + more if needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper + more if needed

Zesty Tahini 

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium tamari or soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic

Peanut 

  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons low sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • a pinch of cayenne pepper optional
  • water to thin

Honey Mustard

  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons honey or maple syrup for a vegan version
  • 2 Tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • ground pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Cilantro Lime

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • ½-1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander

Balsamic

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon dijon
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil and/or thyme optional

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until combined. Add water to thin if needed.
  • Alternatively some of these dressings (balsamic, cilantro lime, apple cider vinegar, etc)  work fine without blending. simply add to a mason jar and shake until all the ingredients are well combined.

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Nutrition

Serving: 2Tablespoons | Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Sugar: 7g