If you are going to eat a nice green healthy salad, you want a tasty salad dressing you look forward to. Yet, you must keep in mind the salad is more important than the dressing.
Dressings in themselves are not what’s healthy. They only add taste. But, you don’t want an unhealthy fat and sugar laden dressing. In other words, if you make the salad unhealthy because of the dressing, you might as well eat a steak or cheesy pizza. You negate any healthful benefits adding unhealthy salad dressings.
On this website there is probably a dressing for everyone’s taste. We don’t like all of them but have our own favorites. I like to change my dressings. Sometimes I want a more vinegar dressing, other times a thicker one.
‘Fruits and vegetables may also help reduce your calorie intake—especially if they’re replacing high-calorie, high-fat foods—to help you control your weight. Herbs can add rich and interesting flavors to your meals without adding calories [1 newsinhealth.nih.gov/2016/04/plants-partners-health]’.
In my recipes I sometimes use tofu. This will thicken the dressing making it cling to the leaves. My ‘special Italian’ is an easy under five-minute salad dressing recipe. You could call it the ‘lazy man’s’ dressing. As you know, I like ‘easy’. Maybe, you do too.
Here’s how I make my Special ‘No Oil, No Sugar’ Italian Salad Dressing Recipe…
- 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar or balsamic
- 1/4 cup of water
- Dash of paprika
- Pinch of parsley
- Teaspoon of powdered garlic
- Teaspoon of powdered onion
- A shake of celery salt
- 1/4 cup of soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon of Italian spice (basil, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, thyme)
- Add hot sauce if you like it ‘hot’
- Use a small plastic container to ‘shake it up’ in
- Chill in refrigerator
This pretty much warps up my salad dressings. Likely, you will find one you really love. You also might want to ‘investigate’ some of my others right, here.
Source- 1 URL newsinhealth.nih.gov/2016/04/plants-partners-health
Website Title National Institutes of Health
Article Title Plants: Partners in Health?
Date Published September 08, 2017
Date Accessed March 28, 2019
Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.