3 salad dressings with less than 6 ingredients

Jessica Penner, RDRecipes, Salad2 Comments

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My mom always made a lot of food from scratch. She made her own versions of Kraft Dinner, granola bars, and pizza. She always had bottles of pre-bought salad dressing lining the door of the fridge, though.

I figured that meant salad dressing was impossible to make.  She knew how to make basically anything from scratch, after all. I’ve been out of my parents’ house for nearly a decade now but it wasn’t until recently that I figured out that it was, in fact, NOT impossible to make my own salad dressings!

It’s actually pretty easy, and so much tastier too! Mind = blown. 

What do you regularly purchase at the grocery store that you could probably make at home? 

If you give this recipe a go, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, or snap a photo and tag it with #smartnutritionrecipes on Instagram!  I’d love to see your creations! Knowing someone has enjoyed one of my recipes always makes my day brighter.  

Yogurt Lemon Poppyseed (serves 6-8)

  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons poppyseeds
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Greek Oregano (serves 3-4)

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Spicy Thai Peanut (serves 5-6)

  • 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp red curry paste

Why It’s A Smart Choice

When you make your own dressings from scratch, you have full control over the ingredients. Most store-bought salad dressings have between 150-200mg of sodium per tablespoon. The Yogurt Lemon Poppyseed has only 75 mg per tablespoon!  

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2 Comments on “3 salad dressings with less than 6 ingredients”

  1. Any specific salads or wraps you enjoy with these dressings? I have ALL these ingredients in my kitchen and now just need some meal inspiration. They sound good, thanks for sharing!

    1. For all of them, I start with a leafy based and really like to add a cooked and sliced chicken breast! For the Greek Oregano and the Thai Peanut, I usually do a mix of garden veggies. For the Yogurt Poppyseed, some fruit and feta cheese go really nicely!

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