I love light salad dressings in the summer they are very refreshing and healthy! This little gem of a recipe was passed down to me from my mother and it is the only salad dressing that I never get sick of the taste. You can put it in a blender bottle (shaker bottle) to mix everything up or a mason jar. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
- 1 Cup Vegetable Oil (you can’t substitute olive oil, it is too thick for the dressing)
- 1/3 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1-2 Garlic Cloves, minced
- 2 tsp minced fresh Oregano OR 1/2 tsp dried Oregano
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp minced fresh Basil OR 1/4 tsp dried Basil
- 1/2 tsp minced fresh Parsley OR 1/4 tsp dried Parsley
Shake it all up and store it in the fridge. It tastes the best when you are able to leave it overnight in the fridge prior to serving it to allow all the herbs to release their flavor as well as the garlic. This salad dressing also works really well as a “dip” for raw veggies. See below for nutritional information & health benefits.
|Calories (per 1 tbsp)||Carbs||Fat||Protein||Sodium||Sugar|
Vegetable Oil: Improve metabolism, decrease risk for heart disease, decrease risk for breast cancer, & has omega-3 fatty acids
Apple Cider Vinegar: Can kill harmful types of bacteria, can lower blood sugar & fight diabetes, can help you lose weight & fight stubborn belly fat, can lower cholesterol & improve heart health, & may have protective effects against cancer
Garlic: Has potent medicinal properties when ingested (sulfur from garlic enters the body through digestive tract and travels throughout the body), high in vitamins but low in calories, known to boost the immune system, can reduce blood pressure, & can improve cholesterol
Oregano: Has antibacterial properties, has anti-inflammatory properties, & studies have shown it shows properties to protect against cancer
Basil: Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cancer fighter, pain reducer, can prevent diabetes, liver protector, & immune booster
Parsley: Promotes kidney cleanse, treats bloating, helps boost metabolism, anti-inflammatory properties, boosts digestion, controls rheumatoid arthritis, prevents cancer, can treat osteoporosis, treats acid reflux, can balance hormones, & has antibacterial/anti-fungal properties