Salad Dressings

May 13, 2015
Salad Dressing

Salad dressings can make or break a salad. Today I want to share one of my all time favorite salad dressings recipes. It is easy and delicious.

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon cracked pepper
1 teaspoon dried mustard
½ teaspoon kosher salt
Mix using a small whisk
2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
2 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
Mix
6 Tablespoon Olive Oil
2 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
Mix
2 Gloves Garlic mix and enjoy.

If you can’t make your own salad dressing it is important to watch out for the amount of salt in your favorite dressing. Your best option when looking for a salad dressing option is one with no more than 150 mg of sodium in a two tablespoon serving.

Of course you also want to consider the amount of calories in your dressing. Most of the calories come from heart-healthy unsaturated oils (like my favorite above olive oil). Just be aware of how much you are adding with 50 to 100 calories per each tablespoon it can be easy to add three to four tablespoons on your salad.

One thing I always hear from people about dressing is that they are packed with fat. As I mentioned above most of the fat found in salad dressings, other than a blue cheese or ranch dressings are from unsaturated oils like canola or soybean. These unsaturated fats can help to lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. That doesn’t mean you can just pour tons of dressing on your salad but at least we know we are probably choosing a healthy fat.
 

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