The Salad Dressing You Should NEVER Eat — and an Alternative Super-Healthy Recipe
I personally NEVER use pre-made salad dressings from the store anymore, and here’s why:
- 1/3rd of container filled with balsamic vinegar
- 1/3rd of container filled with apple cider vinegar
- fill the remaining 1/3rd of container with equal parts of extra virgin olive oil and “Udo’s Choice EFA Oil Blend”
- Add just a small touch (approx 1 or 2 teaspoons) of real maple syrup
- Add a little bit of onion powder, garlic powder, and black pepper and then shake the container to mix all ingredients well.
This homemade salad dressing mixture is delicious and healthy, and if you learn to play with different herbs and seasonings and you’ll never get tired of the new flavors you can come up with !!
The reason I choose to blend the extra virgin olive oil half & half with the Udo’s Choice Oil is that they make up for what each lacks… Although extra virgin olive oil is healthy and contains important antioxidants, it is mostly monounsaturated, and is low in the essential fatty acids (EFAs). The Udo’s Choice Oil is higher in unrefined polyunsaturated oils with a good healthy balance of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids.
There are several variations of the Udo’s Choice Oil, and one of them (labeled DHA 3-6-9 Blend) even contains a DHA algae oil blended into the mix along with organic flax oil, coconut oil, evening primrose oil, rice bran oil, oat germ and bran oil, and a few others.
Overall, blending Udo’s Oil with extra virgin olive oil makes nearly a perfect oil blend for salad dressings with a great taste and maximum health benefits. If you can’t find Udo’s Choice Oil Blends (you can find Udo’s at almost any health food store), there are other EFA oil blends on the market…just make sure that they are COLD-processed to protect the EFAs. You should never heat an EFA oil blend!
Give this homemade super-healthy salad dressing a try! You’ll do your body a favor by avoiding the harmful additives in store-bought salad dressings.
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Have “FIT” day,