One of my first challenges in transitioning to whole foods were condiments, especially salad dressing. Between the MSG or soybean oil, it’s difficult to find a dressing at the store that fits our needs.
So, I just started playing with recipes. This one has become a standard here. I change the spices up when I feel like I need something different. However, everyone loves this one so I go on auto pilot when I make it.
I like to use apple cider vinegar because of all the wonderful health benefits. I also use olive oil for the oil. If you and your family are not used to the flavor of a virgin pressed olive, I recommend trying some light olive oil. The health benefits aren’t going to be the same but it won’t be toxic to your system.
I also use powdered spices, I like them from Mountain Rose Herbs and order in bulk. Buying the small jars of organic spices from the health food store are not cost effect. I used to use fresh garlic and onions but it was too strong, the powders make for a better, consistent flavor.
- ⅓ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2 tbsp. Water
- ⅔ cup Olive Oil
- ½ tsp. garlic powder
- ½ tsp. onion powder
- ½ tsp. oregano
- ½ tsp. basil
- Optional: Sweetener to taste
- 1 tbsp. parsley
- 1 tsp. sea salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- Add all ingredients in a measuring cup and whisk together.
- Pour into a jar that you will be able to stir or shake.
Recipe linked at Gwen’s Nest for Trim Healthy Tuesday, Phoenix Helix for Paleo AIP Recipe, the Real Food Forager for Fat Tuesdays, Roundtable, and Purposeful Nutrition for Healing with Food.