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I read somewhere that each home should have their own house dressing, just like restaurants …
And, to me, that means homemade salad dressing!
Since I have been on the GAPS diet for awhile with such phenomenal results, I have become very conscious of the ingredients in our foods. If it is not homemade, I read the label.
Ugh!- it is hard to believe how many ingredients some processed foods have! Not to mention how difficult some are to pronounce!
One food that is particularly filled with unnecessary ingredients is salad dressing. And, even the “healthier” brands will have canola oil which can go rancid quickly. This causes the manufacturers to use a deodorizing process to cover up the smell – this process also causes trans fats to be produced!
So, I would like to share with you my basic house salad dressing. Please keep in mind that the following recipe is just a start don’t be afraid to use your own imagination and try different spice blends. The recipe follows the video.
Before I give you the basic recipe, let me remind you that this is a basic recipe to get you started. Use your imagination … rosemary, sage, Italian blends, honey and mustard – the possibilities are endless! You can even make a creamy dressing by cutting the raw apple cider vinegar down to 1/4 c. and adding cultured sour cream to the basic recipe.
Oh, and don’t forget the extra virgin olive oil that provides oleic acid!
This recipe is easily doubles, tripled, quadrupled so you always have some on hand. If you make it ahead the spices blend together so that it is even more delicious!
Homemade Salad Dressing
Yield 1 1/2 cups
- 1 c. extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 c. raw apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp basil
- 1 tsp oregano
***I buy all my spices and real salt from my affiliate partner, Starwest Botanicals, because of their superior quality. Their herbs & spices are organic, non-irradiated plus, I think they are more aromatic and full flavored than any others.
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and whisk to blend thoroughly.
- Pour over your salad and enjoy!
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