10 Healthy Salad Dressings
Spring is the perfect time to use seasonal veggies and fruit to create a delicious salad. However, you need to top them with the perfect vinaigrette. Instead of opting for bottled dressings with a laundry list of additives, you can easily whip up one of these 10 easy dressings with clean ingredients at home.
You can eat your blue cheese and enjoy it too when you control portions of higher-fat ingredients like buttermilk and blue cheese.
This simple dressing is made from olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, salt and pepper. Make a double batch to last you through the week.
This smoky dressing is perfect on salads made with grains like quinoa, couscous and wheat berries.
Combine mango with garlic, cilantro, white vinegar and agave for a savory dressing with a touch of tart sweetness.
A combination of green onions, lime juice and serrano chile, this refreshing dressing will perk up your taste buds.
The orange flavor helps cut the bitterness of salad greens like radicchio and arugula.
The tart flavor of raspberries complements any bed of greens.
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Similar to white wine vinegar, champagne vinegar is made from wine originating in the Champagne wine region of France. It adds a delicious flavor to vinaigrettes for few calories.
Kick up your fresh salad or cooked vegetables with this flavorful vinaigrette. Turmeric, one of the ingredients typically used in curry, contains the phytonutrient curcumin, which is thought to have powerful antioxidant properties and help fight inflammation.
Dress fresh green salads, or cooked greens like bok choy or spinach, with this Asian-inspired dressing.
Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition. She is the author of The Greek Yogurt Kitchen: More Than 130 Delicious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Day.