• Our Favorite Salad Dressing

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    I love making my own salad dressing. It’s quick, easy and tastes so much better than store bought varieties. This is my go-to dressing recipe. I adapted it from a recipe over at The Nourishing Gourmet. I wanted something that used apple cider vinegar. I am always looking for ways to get more of it into my family’s diet. 

    If fresh herbs are in season, feel free to use them. It makes this even better!


    If you don’t have fresh herbs on-hand, dried herbs work just fine. Because my little ones eat this I only put one clove of garlic. If you like more of a kick, add two or three cloves. I like using both regular Dijon mustard and coarse mustard or whole grain Dijon. The addition of raw honey is really what makes this dressing perfect, in my opinion.

    Apple Cider Vinegar Salad Dressing
    Our Favorite Salad Dressing
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    1. Use organic ingredients whenever possible.
    2. 1 cup high quality, organic olive oil
    3. 1/2 cup raw apple cider vinegar
    4. 1 TBS, or more raw honey
    5. 1 TBS Dijon mustard
    6. 1 TBS coarse/whole grain mustard
    7. 1-3 gloves fresh garlic
    8. 1/2 tsp dried basil or 1 tsp fresh
    9. 1/2 tsp dried thyme or 1 tsp fresh
    10. 1 tsp onion powder
    11. 1 tsp sea salt
    1. Place everything in a blender or food processor and mix until creamy.
    2. Serve on salads or as a marinade.
    3. Store in refrigerator.
    Adapted from The Nourishing Gourmet
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    Sarah is a crunchy, Eco-chic wife, homeschooling mama to four lively children, and real food blogger at Real Food Outlaws. She is also an herbalist and owns 90210 Organics, an Eco-boutique and Apothecary. She's a Certified Health Coach, Natural Living Consultant and Essential Oil Connoisseur. You can often find her barefoot in the garden (or kitchen), or rummaging through a refrigerator (not necessarily her own).


    5 Responses to Our Favorite Salad Dressing

    1. April 10, 2013 at 9:33 am


    2. Pat
      April 10, 2013 at 6:16 pm

      I make my own dressing as well using apple cider vinegar, but don’t have any real great recipes. This looks great but need clarification on the basil. You have it listed twice. Is that a typo or should there be another herb listed? Thanks!

      • April 10, 2013 at 9:08 pm

        Pat, thank you! Yes, that was a typo and it is fixed now. It is thyme that is the other herb. I appreciate you letting me know!

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