As we discussed in a previous post about making the perfect salad, a salad can be extremely unhealthy depending upon the ingredients. In addition, drowning an otherwise healthy salad in a high fat creamy dressing can negate the health benefits of all those wonderful, vitamin-filled vegetables.
If you aren’t ready to give up your fat filled, creamy dressing, consider using less. Did you know that when you toss your salad with the dressing, you can often use less dressing since it is incorporated into the salad instead of sitting on top? Give it a try next time you make a salad at home.
Salad Dressings can be expensive, and healthy salad dressings can be hard to find especially if you have multiple food sensitivities. Homemade salad dressings are relatively simple to make and can be made healthier than the store bought varieties, or not. The choice is up to you. What follows are two of our favorite home made salad dressings.
Healthy Apple Cider Salad Dressing
1/2 cup apple cider
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
1 tablespoon parsley flakes
2 tablespoons finely grated apple (optional)
3 tablespoons coconut sour cream or plain coconut yogurt (If no one has a dairy allergy, 2 tablespoons of plain greek yogurt can be substituted for the coconut sour cream.)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper