Looking forward to losing weight? Well, what can be better than a huge healthy and juicy bowl of Salad? It’s not just a belief, but a big bowl of healthy greens can provide you with all important nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and calcium. Plus, it is extremely low in calories. Another good thing is that you can never binge eat on salad even if you try harder.
Although salad is a healthy option to lose weight but, a lot of times, it is considered to be a very boring and tasteless way to lose weight! There’s one thing that can totally change the concept of your salad- ‘SALAD DRESSING.' What you're choosing to dress your Salad with makes a big change in its taste and turns it from tasteless to a taste bomb. But, a lot of stores bought salad dressing are loaded with unhealthy sugars, fats, salts, and additives that are most likely ruining your weight loss diet.
Don't worry, given below are ten best home-made salad dressings that are tasty as well as healthy!
1. Raspberry balsamic vinaigrette
Add some olive oil, balsamic vinegar and raspberry jam in a mixing bowl. Now add some salt and pepper, whisk it properly, and it's ready now, you can enjoy the sweet and tart flavour of raspberry. The cool part of this dressing is that you can use any flavoured jam like blackberry or marmalade and end up with different flavours of dressings
2. Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing
Take a bowl and pour a half cup of greek yogurt in it. Now, add one-fourth cup of unsweetened almond milk or any other milk of your choice and whisk it properly. Add one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar; some dries dill weed, garlic powder and coconut sugar in the mixture. Finally, add some sea salt in it and whisk until smooth. Your Greek yogurt ranch dressing is ready
3. Spicy lime Vinaigrette
Take some fresh lime juice, light soy sauce, sesame oil, extra virgin olive oil and mix them in a mixing bowl. Now, add rice wine vinegar, maple syrup, minced garlic cloves, and dried chilli flakes. Stir all the ingredients well, and it is ready!
4. Sesame Ginger Dressing
Take a blender and add some olive oil, rice vinegar followed low sodium soy sauce, cloves and freshly peeled ginger in it. Also, add peanut butter, or you can also use almond butter, raw honey, and sesame oil. Blend this mixture properly till its smooth and its ready
5. Tomato Vinaigrette
If tomatoes are your thing, you'll just love this one. Take nicely diced tomatoes in a bowl and add diced shallots, minced garlic clove, apple cider vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, a pinch of cayenne pepper and salt. Mix it well and enjoy the deliciousness
6. Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing
Add avocados, plain Greek yogurt, unsweetened almond milk, fresh cilantro, garlic powder, sea salt and some freshly squeezed lime juice in a blender. Give it a fine blend, and it's ready to give you a heavenly taste in your salad
7. Yogurt Mint Dressing
Take some finely grated cucumber and finely chopped mint leaves and put them in a mixing bowl. Add greek yogurt, lemon juice, garlic cloves, salt, and black pepper. Whisk it properly until smooth and enjoy all its creamy, refreshing and zingy taste
8. Honey Lemon Vinaigrette
Take a mixing bowl and add freshly squeezed lemon juice, some fresh lemon zest, a little bit of raw honey, Dijon mustard, ground black pepper, sea salt, and olive oil. Mix it properly until its fully emulsified and savour yourself with its great taste
9. Honey Mustard dressing
Add some plain Greek yogurt, unrefined yellow mustard, raw honey and freshly squeezed lemon juice in a mixing bowl. Whisk it well, and your honey mustard dressing is ready to go!
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You can store all these dressings in air-tight containers, and they will remain fresh in your fridge for almost two weeks. Try each of these salad dressings and tell us which one you liked the most in the comment section below!