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Homemade salad dressing is a cinch to throw together. It is also healthier and tastes much better than its store-bought counterparts. This easy salad dressing recipe combines balsamic vinegar, fresh garlic, extra virgin olive oil, and seasonings.
Additives like xantham gum, modified food starch, preservatives and some other ingredients that I can’t pronounce, can make for a funky taste and gummy texture in store-bought salad dressings. Don’t get me wrong, there are a few that I like, and use, in the refrigerated section of the store, but I also love making my own. This dressing is a delicious, flavorful vinaigrette made with my favorite blend of herbs and seasonings. It’s super easy to whip up and will have you craving your greens!
Favorite Homemade Salad Dressing Recipe
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
In a ½ cup measuring cup add 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar and fill the rest of the way with red wine vinegar
1 tsp Italian seasoning blend
dash hot sauce
1 clove of garlic, mashed
½ tsp sea salt
fresh ground pepper, to taste
*Optional: 1 tbsp coconut sugar
I use McCormick’s Italian seasoning for this recipe:
Blend the first 6 ingredients into a salad dressing container. Add the mashed garlic clove.
Add salt and pepper.
Shake and enjoy on your favorite salad recipe. It would be a winner on this Roasted Sweet Potato Salad!
Favorite Homemade Salad Dressing
- 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
- In a ½ cup measuring cup add 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar and fill the rest of the way with red wine vinegar
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning blend
- dash hot sauce
- 1 clove of garlic mashed
- ½ tsp sea salt
- fresh ground pepper to taste
- *Optional: 1 tbsp coconut sugar
- Blend first 6 ingredients into a salad dressing container.
- Add the mashed garlic clove.
- Add salt and pepper.
- Shake and serve.