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3 Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

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FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

As part of my partnership with Pronamel, they asked me to create content with the theme “Twice as Good” in mind – something that can serve two purposes.

First thing that came to mind was obviously, food!  But here’s my take/twist.

One thing I like to do is purchase produce and products from my local farmer’s market and nearby small businesses.  By doing so, I’m investing in my community and so it can flourish and provide newer, better “goods” for all of us.

Similarly, that’s how food should be.  It should nourish our bodies and push us closer to our wellness goals, all while tasting delicious!

With that in mind, I purchased some produce from my local farmer’s market to create some delicious, natural salad dressings just in time for the spring!

ORANGE RASPBERRY VINAIGRETTE RECIPE

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3 Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

Ingredients

for 14oz (14 servings of 2 tablespoons):

  • juice from 4 oranges (~1 cup orange juice)
  • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon agave (or raw honey)
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves (1 sprig)
  • 1/3 cup peanut oil for flavor (or just add more olive oil if allergic to peanuts)
  • pinch of pepper
Steps

Add all ingredients to a high powered blender or food processor, then blend until smooth.

Season to taste with sea salt & pepper…and other fresh herbs of your liking.

Approximate macros for 2 tablespoons serving size

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Calories
131
Protein
<1g
Fat
13g
Carbs
3g
Sodium
-
Fiber
<1g
Sugar
3g
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SESAME CARROT VINAIGRETTE RECIPE

Ingredients

for 16oz (16 servings of 2 tablespoons):

  • 2 large carrots (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 ounce fresh ginger (or 1 1/2 tablespoon ginger paste)
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy
  • 1 tablespoon agave (or raw honey)
  • 1/8 cup red (or white) onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (or grapeseed oil)
  • 4 tablespoons sesame oil for flavor
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon raw turmeric (optional)
Steps

Add all ingredients to a high powered blender or food processor, then blend until smooth.

Season to taste with sea salt & pepper…and other fresh herbs of your liking.

Calories
119
Protein
1g
Fat
12g
Carbs
4g
Sodium
-
Fiber
<1g
Sugar
2g
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ROASTED PEPPER VINAIGRETTE RECIPE

Ingredients

for 16oz (16 servings of 2 tablespoons):

  • 2 roasted red bell peppers, skin, seeds and tops removed
  • 1 roasted shallot (or 1/3 roasted red onion)
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon agave (or raw honey)
  • pinch of sea salt & pepper
  • fresh dill to taste
Steps
  1. Set oven to 400F.
  2. Chop the tops off the red bell pepper.  Place the bell peppers and shallot on a baking dish lined with parchment paper.  Roast in the oven for 25 – 30 minutes (careful not to let it burn). Or broil for 15 minutes for a faster solution.
  3. Remove the skin and the seeds from the peppers, as well as the skin from the shallot/onion.  Let them cool to room temperature.
  4. Add all ingredients to a high powered blender or food processor, then blend until smooth.
  5. Season to taste with sea salt & pepper…and other fresh herbs of your liking.
Calories
100
Protein
<1g
Fat
11g
Carbs
2g
Sodium
-
Fiber
<1g
Sugar
2g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.