Salad dressing is one condiment you can leave off of your store list; not only is it easier to make at home than running to the store, but it also becomes healthier when made in the comfort of your own kitchen. I like to use grapeseed oil so that I have the versatility of using the dressing in a warm salad as well as colder greens. Since grapeseed oil has a higher smoke point than olive oil, it doesn't degrade when heated up in a pan as olive oil tends to do.
Learn how to make this easy salad dressing after the break!
To switch up the flavor a bit, you can make small swaps for each ingredient in the dressing: instead of always using grapeseed oil, try subbing in olive or walnut oil once in a while. Lemon juice is great, but vinegar and mustard serve as flavorful substitutions. Garlic can even take a backseat to shallots or ginger if you want to preserve your breath. Lastly, don't be afraid to play around with different herbs and spices; rosemary and thyme can give your greens a kick without taking over the flavor of your solid ingredients.
2-3 tbsp. grapeseed oil
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
- Whisk grapeseed oil and lemon juice together.
- Mince or finely chop one garlic clove and mix into the dressing.
- Add salt and pepper to the bowl and stir or shake up in a glass jar.
Makes one serving.
- Dressings, Condiments/Sauces