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There are hundreds of different salad dressings to buy. however, nothing beats making salad dressing at home! Here are a few helpful tips and a recipe to get you started!

 

Some Secret Ingredients

A few secret ingredients for a vinaigrette are lemons and limes! Their flavor and acidity go so well in a dressing. For a creamy dressing, you can use avocado to give great flavor and texture.

When it comes to spices oregano, basil, and Himalayan pink salt are the best!

Balsamic vinegar is obviously used for balsamic vinaigrette but it is also great for any dressing that has a sweetness to it. For those saltier vinaigrettes, you can use red wine vinegar.

 

Dijon Red Wine Vinaigrette Recipe

What you will need:

– 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
– 2-3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
– 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
– 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
– 1 tablespoon lemon juice
– Sea salt to taste

How it’s done:

Begin by adding the Dijon mustard and the grapeseed oil into a bowl or mason jar.  Then add your vinegar to the mix. The best ratio for this recipe is two parts oil to one part vinegar.  Add the oregano and the lemon juice and get ready to mix!

If you used a mason jar, you can seal it up and shake the jar until the ingredients are mixed. If you poured you mixture into a bowl, then use a whisk to mix up the dressing.

That’s all there is to it! Your dressing is ready to serve or store. This dressing goes really well with a salad made of greens, cabbage, grapefruit, and cilantro!

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Making your own salad dressing is easy and beneficial. It is cheaper than buying dressings from the market. If you have specific allergies, you can be at peace because you know every ingredient in your salad. Making your own salad dressings gives you the option to mix and match flavors to suit your needs. Most dressings take about 5 minutes to make. It is so easy!

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