Simple Salad Dressing #bebetter52

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We’re always looking to spice up those leafy greens and create tastier salads. Our favorite way is to add homemade salad dressing. 

This week’s #bebetter52 challenge is to make your own salad dressing. You can cut out the added sugars and extra calories found in store-bought dressings. Making your own salad dressing is a healthy alternative that is easier than you think!

If you don’t fancy yourself a chef - no problem! There are some seriously simple ways to dress your salads with items you may already have in your kitchen. A tried and true favorite is olive oil with lemon or various vinegars We suggest you add a little salt and pepper on top of the dressing to bring out the flavor. 

Another way to keep your greens interesting is by digging into your spice drawer. We season everything from chicken to avocado toast so why don’t we season our veggies? Our favorite is Trader Joe’s Everything But The Bagel Seasoning. This spice mix is sure to take your salad and oil combo to the next level.

If you can’t give up a classic dressing, try this Chili-Lime Salad Dressing from All you need to do is combine the ingredients in a blender and chill for 30 minutes before serving. Bonus, this dressing has about half the calories as a typical store-bought Caesar. 

For Chili-Lime Salad Dressing

  • Zest and juice of 2 limes (about 4 tablespoons juice and 3 teaspoons zest)

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced OR 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

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We hope you will get creative in the kitchen and have some fun with your salad!