There’s something so delightful about fresh greens, herbs and tomatoes that make up a gorgeous salad in the summer. When you want to add a little flav to your salad while keeping it light and healthy, your best option is to whip together a homemade dressing in minutes. The sometimes inflammatory oils and additives that can be in bottled dressings can subtract from the liveliness you’re going for when choosing a salad to nourish you. This is a quick dressing I put together for my family that has lots of room for creativity and personal tastes. Want more mustard? Go for it! Have a few herbs from the garden, mince them and throw them in. Think of this vinaigrette recipe as a blank canvas to add more or take away depending on what you have in your kitchen, and what your family likes.
Want to make your salad even more flavorful and filling? Let me suggest topping it with Buffalo Roasted Chickpeas.
⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (approximately ½ lemon)
2 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp sweetener of choice, such as honey or maple syrup
⅓ clove garlic, minced
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
Add all ingredients to a small mason jar, shake vigorously to combine. Alternatively, you can whisk all ingredients in a bowl until combined. Keep refrigerated. Lasts for a few days in the fridge.
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