Is there anything better than fresh vegetables from your garden?
The beautiful thing about salad dressings is that I can eat whatever is in season without getting bored because it tastes completely different depending on which dressing you use. Not only that, but the fats in your dressing will help you to absorb even more vitamin A, D, E, and K from your meal, so don't be shy with the oil content!
Here are some of my favourite salad dressing recipes that I love to use, that are healthy as well as kid-friendly and, of course, I use therapeutic grade essential oils to add health benefits as a bonus.
Please NEVER use essential oils in a recipe unless the manufacturer has specifically stated that they are safe to consume. I use dōTERRA essential oils in all of these recipes.
1. Wild Orange & Mustard Dressing
This dressing goes with anything you'd put a honey and mustard dressing on. Trust me, it's an upgrade.
Mix it up and pour it on.
2. Creamy Coriander & Lime Dressing
This gorgeous dressing has raw apple cider vinegar for probiotic benefits. If you love coriander this one is going to be right at the top of your list.
3. Wild Orange & Peanut Salad Dressing
This Asian-inspired salad dressing is great for tossed salads featuring bitter greens like arugula and endive.
Juice of a freshly squeezed orange
1/4 cup raw apple cider vinegar
4 tablespoons dark roasted peanut butter
1 teaspoon coconut aminos
1/4-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
1 small clove garlic
4. Miso Dressing
Whisk the miso paste, olive oil and lime oil in a small bowl until smooth and creamy. Whisk in 2 tbsp lime juice.
5. Pink Pepper Balsalmic Dressing
This dressing tastes amazing over a strawberry and spinach salad with toasted pecans. Pink pepper has a fruitier flavour than black pepper and this oil really makes strawberries 'pop'.
Whisk all the ingredients together and drizzle over your salad.
6. Cinnamon Spice Salad Dressing
Great over chopped celery and apple salad with goats cheese, this dressing has autumnal flavours but is good any time of the year.
7. Thai Cucumber Salad Dressing
This recipe was officially for a cucumber salad I used to make, but it quickly became apparent that my family would drizzle this over anything.
It's a bit more involved than some of the other recipes, but once you get used to it, it only takes a minute or two to prepare.
8. Burst of Basil Dressing
If you're looking for something quick, with a powerful flavour, look no further.
9. Ginger, Honey & 'Soy' dressing
10. Raspberry & Lime Vinagerette
Not sure what to do with a glut of raspberries? If your raspberry canes are anything like mine, they've grown to a small forest, but I'm not complaining. This is a fantastic way to use them if they all decide to fruit at once.
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