How to make your own salad dressings in a jar. Easy to make. Here I share my favourite 5 easy healthy salad dressings you can make in a jar.
Folks, if you've ever thought that making your own salad dressing was difficult then think again.
It may seem daunting or a huge effort but really it's not. It's pretty easy.
Today I’m sharing 5 easy healthy salad dressings that you can make in a jar.
Each of these dressings are used in a particular recipe of mine giving you an idea of what kind of salad the dressing might go with. The dressings themselves take just minutes to prepare.
Why Make Your Own Homemade Salad Dressing?
Making your own homemade salad dressing is much healthier for you than shop bought.
Next time you're going to buy a particular salad dressing check the ingredients label to see what I mean. Do you know what all of those ingredients are, or what they could be doing to you?
The best thing to do is to make your own simple salad dressings. Then you know exactly what the ingredients are!
You're going to be amazed at the freshness of each of these salad dressings. They might even persuade you to never buy shop bought again!
The dressings in the recipes below just require an empty jar to shake them up. A washed and cleaned jam jar or sauce jar is perfect.
Honey and Mustard Salad Dressing
This is a really simple, delicious honey and mustard salad dressing.
It's a versatile dressing which adds a whole lot of flavour to recipes. It's particularly tasty in pasta salad recipes.
The honey mustard salad dressing itself is just 4 ingredients shaken together in a jar. It's a dressing that you'll grow addicted to!
Caesar Salad Dressing
This ia a really tasty creamy caesar salad dressing. It tastes just like the original caesar salad dressing but it's much lower calorie.
The caesar salad dressing recipe makes enough for two but the quantities can easily be doubled up to cater for more.
Pair this dressing with chicken salad recipes or even use it for your coleslaw.
Garlic Balsamic Salad Dressing
This tangy, tasty balsamic salad dressing recipe can be found in the kale and turkey bacon salad recipe.
The longer you leave the garlicky balsamic dressing marinating, the more delicious it becomes.
Salad dressings like this are especially good with green leaf salads.
Lime and Soy Salad Dressing
Lime and soy dressing goes particularly well with seafood. In this case with king prawns but it's also great with crayfish and salmon.
This lime and soy dressing is just bursting with flavour and brings out the best in these succulent juicy prawns.
Lime and soy dressing also goes particularly well in Asian dishes with noodles.
Low Calorie Salad Dressing
In this healthy macaroni salad recipe I used a low calorie salad dressing. It's so simple, being that it's made from just 4 ingredients.
This salad dressing is perfect for going with any type of salad but goes particularly well with tuna pasta salad recipes.
Well Folks I hope you enjoyed this 5 easy healthy salad dressings that you can make in a jar round up!
5 easy healthy salad dressings you can make in a jar. Making your own salad dressings is easy and much healthier than shop bought. Try these dressings out today!
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David @ Spiced
Great collection of dressings here, Neil! I've totally done the same as you and stood in the salad dressing aisle reading all of the ingredients. It's a little mindblowing! And it's also mindblowing how easy it is to make salad dressing at home. I love these ideas, and I'm feeling like a good salad kick is coming on soon...so these will be a great way to mix things up. Hope your week is off to an excellent start, my friend!
Thanks David. I just think that there's so many different salad dressing combinations that you can make at home as opposed to those you can shop buy too!
Enjoy your salad kick and let me know if you get a chance to use any of these Quick Healthy Dressings! 🙂
I agree on this Neil - dressings should be light and simple (after all, I don't mind saving my calories for something more substantial than a dressing...like ice cream or cheesecake haha). In most of situations I just go with a drizzle of olive oil and citrus juice. But I often use balsamic, mustard, honey, and greek yogurt too. I tried once an interesting combo of sour cream and tangerine juice, and that was good. The main discovery of this year was the combination of plain yogurt and tahini (I added a bit of ketchup too), and that was phenomenal. This dressing might be not so refreshing for summer, but if you haven't tried it - please give it in try in fall or winter. It goes exceptionally well on salads with chickpeas, eggs, and tuna.
That's an interesting combination you speak of Ben. Sour cream and tangerine juice? Although I can see how the sweet and wour contrast would probably go together. What I am particularly interested in though is plain yogurt and tahini. I've noted that one down to give it a try as you've suggested. Thanks! 🙂