Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Clean Eating Salad Dressings

Strawberry Poppy seed Dressing

  • 1/3 cup Agave
  • 1/4 cup raspberry vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 cup of fresh strawberries( you can use frozen it will cause the dressing to be a little more thicker)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds


In a blender, combine the first seven ingredients; cover and process until blended. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Stir in poppy seeds. Chill until serving.Yield: 1 cup.
Avocado Ranch Salad Dressing
  • 1/4 cup ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup low fat sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 pinch dried dill weed
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 pinch garlic powder

Mash avocado in a bowl, then stir in yogurt, sour cream, almond milk, and vinegar. Sprinkle with salt, parsley, dill, onion powder, and garlic powder. Stir until well blended, chill until ready to serve.

Creamy Garlic Dressing

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
3 cloves garlic, crushed
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
1 tablespoon unfiltered honey or raw agave nectar

Place all ingredients in blender and blend on medium high for 30 seconds or until well mixed. Store in airtight container in refrigerator. If dressing solidifies when cold, let sit at room temperature until liquid. Makes 8 to 10 servings.
Homemade Honey Mustard Dressing
  • 1/4 cup of Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon of mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon of honey
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of lemon juice


In a small bowl, whisk together the Greek Yogurt, mustard, honey, and lemon juice. Store covered in the refrigerator, makes 2 servings.
Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing
  • 1 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup low fat sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt


In a large bowl, whisk together the blue cheese, Greek yogurt, sour cream, lemon juice, hot pepper sauce, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, honey, pepper, and salt. Chill until serving, makes three cups.

Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing


1 tsp lemon zest
4 TB lemon juice
4 TB white wine vinegar
4 TB stevia ( I think I may have only used 3)
2 TB olive oil
2 tsp poppy seeds

Here is a list of just a few popular dressing that you would normally buy, but by replacing them with healthy homemade dressings your saving yourself from a ton of unwanted garbage.
Recipes Courtesy of Rachel Fledderman 

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