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Seven simple salad dressing recipes

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One of the easiest and most delicious things you can do to put healthier food into your body is to learn some recipes for homemade salad dressings. Once you start, you’ll probably never buy the bottled stuff again! Homemade dressings just taste so much fresher.
Plus, they’re so much healthier! Most “Lite” salad dressings you buy in the store are low fat, but that just means a higher percentage of the product is carbs, and almost always sugary ones. When you make your own, you can be sure there’s no corn syrup or {insert evil sweetener of your choice here} in it! I usually use Splenda, but use whatever you want.
Update: I rarely use Splenda any more; usually stevia. I’ve found that one small scoop of stevia extract powder equals one packet of Splenda, but every brand is different, so you might need to experiment.

Here are seven of my favorite homemade salad dressing recipes I’ve posted here in the past. For a healthy body, and happy taste buds!

Buttermilk Ranch (made with Greek yogurt)

simple salad dressing recipes - ranch
 

Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette

easy balsamic vinaigrette recipe

Tex-Mex Dressing (just three ingredients!)

simple salad dressing recipes - Tex-Mex

Ginger-peanut Salad Dressing 

simple salad dressing recipes - ginger sesame

 Almost-Panera’s Asian Chicken Salad Dressing

simple salad dressing recipes - Asian salad dressing

Lemon (or Citrus) Poppyseed Dressing

easy citrus poppyseed dressing recipe

 Caesar Salad Dressing

Easy Caesar salad dressing recipe

 

Update: bonus recipe…

Creamy Italian Dressing

antipasto salad

Thirty-Second Quick Caesar Salad

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quick Caesar salad

This is the perfect lunch or snack for when you have no time, or when you need to make up for yesterday’s pig-out on carbs.

Take a heart-of-romaine leaf, spread it with your favorite sugar-free Caesar dressing (I like Caesar Caesar, by Litehouse; better yet, my homemade Caesar dressing, if I’ve got it on hand), layer on a few slices of smoked turkey, and sprinkle with grated Parmesan. One or two makes a great snack, several make lunch.

Of course, you could substitute your favorite Ranch or other thick, sugar-free dressing, and your favorite deli meat, or chopped hard-boiled eggs if you want to go vegetarian.

How’s that for a quick Caesar salad?  🙂
You might also like:
Orange-cranberry chicken salad
Chicken club salad with creamy balsamic vinaigrette
Ginger-peanut dressing