When transitioning to a healthier and more nourished lifestyle I struggled to give up store bought salad dressings. These two simple salad dressing recipes made the transition easier (and more delicious)! Read on for the recipe for my healthy tahini dressing and simple honey mustard dressing. YUM!
I found swapping out store bought salad dressings one of hardest swaps as I transitioned to a healthier and more nourished lifestyle. I LOVED having a salad drenched in store bought dressing. While I don’t believe in demonising foods, processed foods such as salad dressings definitely aren’t a nutrient-dense and nourishing option.
Most store bought salad dressings are highly processed and highly sweetened. Let’s take a look at one of my favourites (french dressing) so you see why making your own is a great choice.
The ingredients list of this *unnamed* french dressing are: Water, Sunflower Oil (Antioxidant), Sugar, White Vinegar, Food Acids (330, 332), Salt, Garlic (1.5%) (Food Acid [Citric]), Vegetable Gums (407, 410, 415, 440), Parsley (0.2%), Flavour.
Sugar is one of the first three ingredients (listed by quantity) and flavour is a blanket term that could mean ANYTHING.
The following two salad dressing recipes are SO easy and make enough for 1-2 salads (you can of course make big batches to save even more time.
I love the tahini dressing because it tastes a little like that condensed milk dressing that I had growing up. Did anyone else have this (or do you have no idea what I’m talking about…trust me it was so good, but definitely not nourishing).
The second dressing is a honey mustard dressing and it is DIVINE on salads, especially rice or quinoa based salads. SO GOOD!
To make the dressings you will need the following equipment:
- Whisk or fork
- A little love
Drizzle these simple salad dressing recipes over:
HONEY MUSTARD SALAD DRESSING
- 1 heaped tsp seeded mustard
- ½ lemon, juiced
- ½ tsp raw honey
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk with a fork until combined.
- Drizzle over salad
SIMPLE TAHINI DRESSING FOR 1
Time: 2 minutes
- 1 TBSP tahini
- 1-2 TBSP apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp pure maple syrup (make sure you use PURE maple syrup and not maple ‘flavoured’ syrup)
- Salt and chilli to taste
Add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk with a fork until combined. Drizzle over salad.
I’d love to know which dressing is your favourite (or perhaps you love both like me!).
I’d love for you to tag me on Instagram (@her.nourished) if you make this so I can see what you think and share your beautiful creations with my community!
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Krissy is a certified nutrition and health coach, passionate recipe developer and a busy mother of two living on the Gold Coast. With a background in psychology and several years of experience in case management and coaching, her passion is to show you how easy, quick and budget-friendly healthy eating can be. Krissy helps busy mums become the master of their health, get nourishing meals on the table in less than 30 minutes and balance their weight in the process.
“Strive for nourishment, not perfection”. xxx