Healthy Salad Dressing Ideas

Pre-made salad dressings are often high in sugar and other additives, which is why it is best to make you own. The following dressings are healthy and delicious options and are all easy to make! Remember to use only cold pressed extra virgin olive oil.

Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar

Mix together 50/50 or drizzle a little of each over your salads or vegetables.

Olive Oil and Lemon Juice

Same as above but with lemon juice instead of balsamic (great with fish).

Tahini Dressing

Equal amounts of Tahini (preferably unhulled), olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Mix together before putting on salad. You may need to add a little water to thin it out.

Tahini is a ground sesame paste. It is a good source of calcium, magnesium, protein and good fats.

Yoghurt tahini dressing

A good alternative to mayonnaise. Use natural probiotic yoghurt, add a little olive oil and some tahini. Mix together and add to salad. A little lemon juice is nice in this dressing too, or try adding a little nutmeg.

Garlic yoghurt dressing

Grate some fresh garlic finely, add to yoghurt. sprinkle a little paprika, lemon juice and sea salt in and mix well.

Herby dressing

Finely chop any fresh herbs (basil, oregano, thyme, chives, spring onion, parsley, mint) and mix with any of the dressings above.