I am always open to a new salad dressing. Lately, I have been using balsamic vinegar with olive oil. I was experimenting using olive oil, and the experiment is apparently still going on. I am ordering Star extra virgin olive oil, which is approved by the NAOOA.
There’s a lot of phony olive oil sold, and I wanted to be sure I got the real oil. I am continuing my self-testing to see if it causes inflammation. Nevertheless, according to California olive ranch, there are quite a few health benefits.
How I make Italian Tomato Balsamic Salad Dressing Recipe…
- Nothing fancy or complicated here, I do this by eye and taste…
- Get a small container to keep this in
- You don’t refrigerate it
- I would say you add about an ounce of balsamic vinegar
- The same amount of your favorite extra virgin olive oil
- An equal amount of tomato sauce
- A shake or two of Italian seasoning
- Garlic powder or salt
- Cracked pepper
- Pinch of parsley
- One quick dash of paprika
- Shake it up in your container
I don’t add very much, probably a tablespoon total. I eat a lot of salad, so I have my favorite big bowl. I use two large bowls everyday. One is for my fried potatoes, onions and mushrooms and the other I use for a salad. Easy cleanup.
I figure, if it takes a little fat, like extra virgin olive oil for you to eat lots of greens, then I feel it’s OK, just as long as you don’t add too much.
By too much, I mean anything over a tablespoon on one large salad.
I toss it with a spoon and fork and the oil covers the salad nicely for a unique flavor you will not get anywhere else.
Before you eat your salad, squeeze on some lemon.
It adds that final zest with vitamin C! In ending, I know you hear olive oil is healthy for you, but I am not completely convinced.
I would say to beware of those who say it’s ‘good for you’, for most I believe do have a vested financial interest in saying so.
Currently, I don’t use any other oil except for this type of refined oil. Use your own judgment, listen to your body and read my other page about extra virgin olive oil.
Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.