Deliciously Simple and Healthy Salad Dressings to Make with Essential Oils

For many years I have made most of my salad dressings. My general thought was they would be healthier, simply because there wouldn't be any added preservatives and less salt and sugar.
A year ago I was to bring coleslaw as my contribution to a social gathering. I didn't have a recipe dressing at the time so I went to the market to pick up a bottle.. Being an avid reader of the 'Ingredient List', I was mortified that I couldn't find a single bottle of this type of dressing that didn't contain High Fructose Corn Syrup!
Here is my adaption along with several other of my favorite dressings:

Coleslaw Dressing                       recipe makes 1 cup
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dill pickle juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil mayo
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 drop Black Pepper essential oil or 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • Whisk together the buttermilk, milk, vinegar, pickle juice, mayo, salt and pepper.
  • Refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes
  • Pour enough over salad to coat and mix well.

Asian Salad Dressing          
  • 1/2 cup sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup Stevia in the Raw or sugar equivalent
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 drop Lemongrass Essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • In a bowl, whisk everything together until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Refrigerate the dressing while preparing the salad.
Balsamic Dressing
  • 1/4 c extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 T balsamic vinegar
  • 1 T red wine vinegar (I have also used white wine vinegar or left over wine & they all work well)
  • 1 T Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp light brown sugar
  • 1 minced clove of garlic
  • Fresh ground Sea salt & pepper to taste
Whisk all together. 
(I usually like to let it sit for 20 minutes to let the flavors blend and 
sometimes I will add a drop of essential oil like OreganoBasilThyme or Rosemary to change it up a bit)
Garlic Dressing 
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 drop of ThymeBasil or Rosemary essential oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of ground red pepper
  • Put in a screw-top jar the oil, lemon juice, mustard, vinegar, salt, black & red peppers. Cover & shake until smooth and creamy.
  • Use to serve over salad or cooked greens
Which one would you like to try first?

Blessings for Health, Joy and Laughter,

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