My Favorite Salad Dressing!

August 1, 2014

Salad dressing: I love you and I hate you.  You taste so yummy and get me to eat all of my veggies BUT, only two tablespoons of you (which is totally not enough most times!) fill my body with bad fat, sugar, lots of unwanted calories and ingredients I cannot pronounce.  Why, salad dressing?  Why?!


Who doesn’t love dressing for their salad?  If you are one of the very few people that can eat salads without it, get outta here! (I kid, I kid).  But seriously, who doesn’t love the creamy, zesty salad dressings that pair up so well with a big ol’ plate of vegetables?  And I don’t care what people say, fat free/low fat dressings just don’t cut it.  Not one bit.  (They are also worse for you than the original.  Fake or added sugar is not cool). 


Well folks, I am here to give you a recipe for a dressing that is not only tasty (in my opinion, at least) but healthy.  I try and always roll with real, whole ingredients and this dressing has been on repeat all week.  My husband even loves and it is not easy telling him “no” to a full fat bottle of ranch. 


You will need four ingredients: honey, balsamic vinegar (NOT balsamic vinaigrette dressing) or rice vinegar, your favorite mustard (I use whatever is in the fridge but it is usually a spicy brown) and extra virgin olive oil.  You can also add some salt and pepper if you are feeling crazy.  I don’t measure the ingredients for this dressing.  I just eyeball them and add a little more of something if need be after I taste it.  But, to help you guys out, I will use measurements and you can go from there.


1 Tbsp honey

2 Tbsp balsamic OR rice vinegar

1 Tbsp mustard

2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil


Some of you may want it a tad sweeter and some may want it with a little more bite.  Play around with the recipe.  Now go chop a boat load of veggies and make your trainer proud!



The Author

Karen Bobos, MSed

Karen M. Bobos, MSed, has been in the fitness industry since 1996 and feels her highest accomplishments are those results achieved by her clients through her guidance. She educates clients that there is no trick to being healthy, no magic pills, but rather optimal health is achieved through eating right and moving your body.

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