A lot of fitness methods and diets require spending insane amounts. But what if we tell you that getting fit and healthy need not be expensive? If you like salads, you most likely prefer them because of their tasty sauces. Why not make your own tasty and nutritious salad dressings with ingredients that you prefer? While not all salad dressings are compatible with every dish, here are 5 dressings that are universally ranked as the most delicious choices.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Vinaigrette
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is rich in antioxidants, olive oil is considered as good as any other superfood. It helps boost memory and brain functions while lowering your blood sugar levels. Extra Virgin Olive Oil also known as EVOO helps you lose weight even If consumed in excess.
Mix 1 spoon of EVOO with 1 spoon of balsamic vinegar. To this add 1 teaspoon of ground mustard powder and oregano. You can also squeeze in half a lemon juice with finely chopped garlic.
Used mainly in pasta, pesto can also be used in salads. Made with ground basil leaves, pesto is rich in proteins, fibers, and boosts iron levels in your body.
When made with EVOO and herbs, pesto is yummy and filling. Add this to lean meat bites and foods like sweet potato and quinoa for a nutritious meal. You can add sea salt, cashew, and other nuts.
Guacamole used in salad dressings is quite the trend nowadays and for good reasons. Made from avocados, which is already a superfood this dish is loaded with healthy fats. Rich in vitamins and antioxidants, this is the perfect balance to stay healthy.
Make your own version of guacamole based on how tangy you like it. Grind and make a rough paste of avocados and add in your own herbs and spices. For added flavour add in apple cider vinegar and lemon juice with black pepper and salt.
Made from sesame seeds, Tahini is healthy and simple dressing famous in the Mediterranean and Middle East countries. Either as a dip or drizzled over your leafy greens, Tahini is quite tasty. Even though it looks so creamy, it does not contain any dairy products at all. It is low in sodium and helps increase blood flow while providing fibres and proteins.
Mix 2 tablespoons of tahini in 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and add minced garlic, chives, and black pepper. You can make your own Tahini with sesame seeds and a dash of olive oil in the blender.
A creamy dressing made from chickpeas, hummus is a favourite. Packed with nutrients, this dressing can be modified with anything. You can make you own versions with Tahini and EVOO, lemon juice and herbs. Chickpeas are rich in vitamins A, E, and C and are easy to mix with salads.
Grind chickpeas, water, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and garlic powder into a fine creamy paste for the best hummus for your healthy salads