Homemade salad dressing is a staple at our house. It’s so simple to make, and my family prefers it to store bought.
3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tbsp Nut Butter
3 tbsp Lemon Juice
1 tsp Honey
1 tsp Mustard (optional)
pinch of sea salt
a few sprigs of Fresh Herbs (or 1 tsp of Dried Herbs)
1 clove Garlic (freshly pressed)
Start with Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a bowl or cup.
Next, add a nut butter (I like almond butter, tahini or cashew butter) which will add more thickness to the dressing.
Cut the oils with an acid, like lemon juice. The ratio of lemon juice to oil is up to you. If you like your dressings a bit on the acidic side, try a 1:1 ratio. If that is too acidic for you, just add more oil.
Add a hint of sweetness with 1 teaspoon of honey.
Season with a pinch of sea salt and your fresh or dried herbs.
Combine all the ingredients and whisk vigorously. Use of a blender will help to emulsify the ingredients. Taste and adjust as needed. You can add a lil water if it’s too thick for your preference.
Drizzle on your salad right away, or keep stored in the fridge for about 2 weeks. Shake well before using.