Vinaigrette Dressing

August 23, 2012

By: Coach Maria – Salus Nutritionist & Food Expert

There’s nothing more satisfying than growing your own food. Growing all or most of your ingredients for a salad leaves you with a sense of accomplishment.
You are providing your family with the best of the best.
If growing a garden is not an option, getting fresh vegetables from your local farmer’s market is great also!

After rinsing and chopping up all the freshly picked veggies for that salad, many people pour corn syrup and processed soybean oil over the greens and then sprinkle it with a teaspoon or more of sugar!

If you’re purchasing a bottle of dressing from the grocery store, chances are this is what you are drizzling over your healthy salad as well (pssst…..read your labels!).

Finding a salad dressing that is delicious but not loaded with corn syrup, industrial seed oils or sugars, is tricky. Making your own delicious dressing without said ingredients takes less effort!

Makes 1.5 cups

1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup raw honey (totally optional)
2 t Grey Poupon Dijon mustard
1 1/4 t ground chipotle powder
1 t lime juice
3/4 t black pepper
3/4 t salt
1/2 t paprika
1/4 t garlic powder
1/4 t onion powder
1/4 t dried oregano
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

Combine all ingredients except the oil in a blender.
Blend on low speed until thoroughly mixed.
Slowly drizzle olive oil into running blender.
Cover and chill for an hour.

This is especially tasty when mixed into a chicken, shrimp or fajita salad!

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