DIY salad dressings are easy, tasty, and healthy. Second recipe featured in a 3 part series.
By: Jodie Shield, RDN
Tired of buying expensive, processed salad dressings? Make your own! It’s so easy and much healthier for you. Over the next few blogs, I’m going to share some of my go-to, homemade salad dressing recipes: Fresh Herb Vinaigrette, Greek Salad Dressing, and Spicy Ranch Dressing. I’m also adding all of the recipes to my iTunes app Time To Eat Healthy: Homemade Meals in Minutes.
If you’re a Mediterranean Diet fan, you’re going to LOVE this salad dressing! It’s so simple and takes only minutes to make. Just be sure you use a high quality, extra virgin olive oil. My favorite is Olio Santo. Sometimes I use balsamic vinegar, but the red wine vinegar is more authentic. Splash this dressing over leafy greens and whole grain pasta. I even serve it on the side for dipping chunks of crusty bread. If you need recipes, drizzle it over my:
Greek Salad Dressing
Prep Time = 5 minutes
Cooking Time = None
¾ cup Greek extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup red wine vinegar
1 ½ teaspoons crushed Greek oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Mix olive oil, vinegar, oregano, salt, and pepper in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake well before using.
Nutritional Information per Serving (1 Tablespoon): 90 calories, 0 grams protein, 0 grams carbohydrate, 10 grams fat, 1 gram saturated fat, 0 milligrams cholesterol, 0 grams fiber, 146 milligrams sodium