Five Simple and Healthy Salad Dressings

Salad, it’s one of the most nutritious things we can eat but not everybody likes their lettuce plain. Store bought salad dressings most often contain preservatives, flavourings, sugar and even MSG which are all known to cause inflammation in the body, digestive issues and even allergic reactions. So, how can we make things more interesting without compromising our health in the process with unhealthy dressings that negate the positive effects of the greens?

Healthy and simple salad dressings take little time to make, include few ingredients and store for up to three days in the fridge. They jazz up even the plainest of leaves and encourage those of us who like a little flavour with our greens to eat more of them, more often.

These dressings are gluten free, refined sugar free, oil free and full of flavour. Just combine the ingredients and whizz until smooth and creamy in a high seed blender or pulse in a food processor for something a little more chunky. Feel free to add extra flavour with vinegar, fruit, salt and spices to make something you know you’ll enjoy.

Dressing One

1 tbsp Mustard of choice
2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
2 large Medjool dates, pitted
3 tbsp Water

Dressing Two

½ tsp Dried Oregano
½ tsp Dried Parsley
½ tsp capers
6 firm Green Olives
6 tbsp Filtered Water
85g Sunflower seeds

Dressing Three

¼ tsp Maldon Salt
½ tbsp Garlic Powder
1 tbsp Lemon Juice
4 tbsp Filtered Water
50g Cashews

Dressing Four

1 tsp Dried Basil
1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
1 Small Avocado
4 tbsp Filtered Water

Dressing Five

¼ tsp Red Chilli Flakes (optional)
1 tsp Lemon Juice
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tbsp Miso
4½ tbsp Filtered Water
30g Sesame Seeds