Making your own salad dressing is so simple and a great way to cut down on prepackaged and processed foods. Here is a very simple (but tasty) dressing to get you started:
- 3/4 cup of olive oil
- 1/4 cup of WHITE balsamic vinegar (more mild and sweet than regular balsamic and great for fresh summer salads)
- 1-2 cloves of fresh garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
- fresh herb such as oregano, thyme, or basil (optional!)
Put all ingredients together in a blender. Alternatively, you can press the garlic and mix vigorously with a whisk to emulsify all the ingredients.
This will make about 1 cup of dressing and will keep for about a week in the fridge.
Serve over a fresh garden salad and enjoy!
Dr. Katie Rothwell, ND