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Best Go-to Everyday Salad Dressing Recipe

EVERYDAY SALAD DRESSING

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Let’s talk salads, Salads are best when they have high-quality and delicious — yet simple! — dressings. if you have a great dressing, it will complete your salad Bowl usually the green one.

Most bottled dressings not only contain refined oils, but also sugar or high-fructose corn syrup, preservatives, stabilizers, and lots of other mysterious things I can’t even pronounce — never a good sign.

My go-to everyday salad dressing recipe that’s quick and easy to make. It’s simple and delicious. Use good quality ingredients in this dressing and your salad. 

GO-TO EVERYDAY SALAD DRESSING INGREDIENTS:

Directions for all three dressings are below:

1. Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Add water to thin it out if needed.
2. You may also combine the ingredients without blending: Simply add everything to a mason jar and shake it until all of the ingredients are well combined.

EQUIPMENT YOU NEED:

Coconut Dressing 

Credit: Adriana Urbina

Ingredients:

  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened coconut milk 
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 
  • 2 teaspoons gluten-free tamari 
  • 1 garlic clove 
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar 
  • 1/4 cup olive oil 
Coconut Dressing 

Cilantro Lime 

Credit: Adriana Urbina

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil 
  • Juice of 2 limes 
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped 
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic 
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup 
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper 
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
Cilantro Lime 

Zesty Tahini 

Credit: Adriana Urbina

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup tahini 
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice 
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium tamari or soy sauce or coconut aminos 
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast 
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
Zesty Tahini 

NOTES:

  1. Acid options: This salad dressing recipe also works wonderfully with just about any kind of vinegar — red wine vinegar, white wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar, sherry vinegar, etc.  So feel free to use whatever will work best for your salad!
  2. Sweetener options: Feel free to add 1 to 2 teaspoons of honey (or your desired sweetener) if you would like to make this dressing a bit sweeter.
  3. Storage instructions: I find that the lemon juice version of this dressing doesn’t taste so great after more than 24 hours in the fridge.  So if you would like to make a larger batch of the dressing to store for up to 1 week, I recommend using vinegar in place of the lemon juice.

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