A homemade salad dressing is the absolute best way to go and I am confident you will love this honey mustard & herb vinaigrette!
A good vinaigrette is simple. A little bit of acid, oil, seasonings all mixed together! Seriously, it’s that easy! You can do a couple different ratios of acid to oil such as 1:2 which can be pretty tangy but is great when served with a fatty protein such as steak or fish, or 1:3 or 1:4 which is ideal for lighter salads.
Why you should make salad dressings at home:
Because a salad dressing can be whisked up in just a few minutes, you’re going to need to find another excuse.. They are pretty cost effective to make, are free from preservatives, do not contain excess salt and refined sugar, they can contain a lot of nutrients that support health and brain function and they are super flavourful! Do you really need more reasons?!
There have been so many times that I have picked up a bottle of dressing at a store, checked out the ingredients list and have been incredibly disappointed by the amount of sugar, funky “gums” or soy lecithin (which is super GMO by the way) that help keep the dressing emulsified, have MSG or some nasty ass preservatives in them. Just do your body a solid favour and make your own at home.
I know that so many people often dislike eating salads as they say they don’t feel full afterwards. There are so many ways to make your salad jam packed with micronutrients such as protein, fibre, fat and carbs.
Easy ways to make a nutritious and super filling salad:
- Add whole grains like quinoa, bulgar or buckwheat.
- Add legumes like lentils or chickpeas.
- Add berries like raspberries, strawberries or blueberries.
- Add cheeses like feta, cheddar or parmesan!
- Add fibrous vegetables like spinach, kale, celery, broccoli or cauliflower.
This salad dressing is super easy to make, is incredibly flavourful and contains antioxidants from the fresh herbs and omega 3s that support brain health. In addition to using it as a salad dressing, you can also use it to drizzle on on roasted potatoes, toss it in potato salad, or as a dip for chicken strips! (if you’re looking for a good homemade chicken strip recipe, you should try these gluten free chicken strips made with rice krispie cereal!)
Reasons why you will love this honey mustard & herb vinaigrette:
- Honey & mustard is the bees knees.
- It only takes 7 minutes (or less) to make.
- It has flavour that is bright and fresh from the parsley and dill.
- It has raw and unpasteurized honey in it that boosts your immune system!
- It supports cognitive function and reduces inflammation due to the high omega 3 content from the flax oil.
I hope you LOVE this honey mustard & herb vinaigrette recipe just as much as I do! Be sure to let me know what you think in the comments section below! And don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest and Instagram @wholisticfoodie!
- If you do not have flax oil, you can substitute with avocado or additional olive oil instead.
- If you want to make your own mustard, check out my grainy chardonnay mustard recipe!
Honey Mustard & Herb Vinaigrette
- July 23, 2020
- 7 min
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- 1 tbsp grainy mustard
- 1 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp raw and unpasteurized honey
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tbsp packed parsley, chopped
- 1 tbsp dill, chopped
- 1/4 C extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp flax seed oil
- Step 1
- Add all ingredients to a high speed blender until all ingredients are well blended (about 20-30 seconds).
- Step 2
- Transfer vinaigrette to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Makes 125ml of dressing, about enough for 4 salads.