Best healthy balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing

Whether it’s a simple salad to serve alongside dinner or a more elaborate salad like a Cobb that actuall is your dinner, everybody needs a little salad dressing to jazz things up.  But as you know, no matter how healthy your salad might be, pouring a fattening dressing on top completely takes the low fat goodness away.  Plus, after all of the effort you have put into exercising and your yoga practices, why would you want to lose all of that work?

Some salad dressings have actually been compared to a Big Mac because of the tremendous amounts of fat in them.  In addition, making your own rather than buying a bottle that has been sitting on a shelf with preservatives in it is the much healthier option.  And this one is the best most easy to make balsamic vinaigrette salad dressings ever and it’s so simple you won’t believe it…

Ingredients:

Extra Virgin Olive Oil (a good quality brand)

Balsamic Vinegar

Dijon Mustard

Anchovy paste

Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper

Optional: 1 clove of finely grated garlic

Depending on how much you want to make and how much you like balsamic decides what your quantities will be.  But just keep in mind the ratio 2 to 1 and taste as you go.

In a large measuring cup or on the bottom of your salad bowl put 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon of anchovy paste and 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar and whisk together.  As you continue to wish slowly stream in the 1/2 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil into the mixture and watch it come together, add salt and pepper to taste.  You might want a little bit more balsamic or a little bit less olive oil, so tasting is key.

As an option for more of a punch in flavor you can also finely grate a garlic clove into the mixture before whisking. Regardless, this easy healthy salad dressing is the best and once you make it you will never buy another bottle of processed dressing again.

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