Make Your Own Olive Oil Lemon Juice Salad Dressing

///Make Your Own Olive Oil Lemon Juice Salad Dressing

Make Your Own Olive Oil Lemon Juice Salad Dressing

This olive oil lemon juice salad dressing is always enjoyed by everyone who has it with one of my salads. This is why I created the exact recipe years ago.

I love to eat salads with a healthy salad dressing and always make my own salad dressings.  It is the salad dressing that makes it a healthy or unhealthy salad

A healthy salad is often ruined by drenching it with a highly processed salad dressing from the supermarket which is not healthy as it is filled with artificial flavorings, colorings, preservatives, sugar, and white distilled vinegar (which is hard on the digestive system). 

Olive Oil Lemon Juice Salad Dressing

This is a simple base recipe that you can make up different each time with a variety of herbs or types of salty flavors.

Ingredients:

1 cup Olive oil
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 -4 drops Stevia
1/4 tsp Braggs
Optional: Dried herbs of your choice and garlic.
 
Directions:
  1. Blend all above ingredients in a Blender.
  2. Taste and add more of any of the ingredients to your taste.

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By | 2017-11-27T14:53:50+00:00 November 5th, 2009|Recipes, Salad Dressings - Healthy ones|20 Comments

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I am the Founder and Author at Real Food For Life. Have been teaching cooking classes worldwide since 1982. Create original, healthy recipes and menus, which are gluten free and white sugar free. Also, the author of the GREEN means LEAN and Balance Your Body e-books. I turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar free, gluten free eating and cooking.

20 Comments

  1. D March 23, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Hi ~  Thanks for the recipes.
    These are very similar to what I typically make, except  you have stevia in yours.
    I know lots of people add a touch of sweet to these dressings. Is it also a nutrition issue with stevia? I have read that it has some positive attributes nutritionally, besides being naturally sweet and non chemical. Your opinion is appreciated! Thanks in advance.
    D

  2. Diana March 23, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Yes I like to put a little stevia in to my dressings instead of honey as I find it a much healthier ingredient as we get way too much sugar as it is. See the article here: http://realfoodforlife.com/real-sugar/

  3. Poppy Scott May 11, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    i used Stevia extract as a sugar substitute because i am diabetic. Stevia is really sweeter than sucrose.~`*

  4. Memphis Johnny June 29, 2011 at 10:32 am

    I have been experimenting with Stevia products for about a year and I’m convinced it’s better than sugar in all uses. I think it tastes better, also.

  5. Betty December 30, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I just read an article on here that stevia is very bad for you and that it caused dna changes in rats. geeze talk about conflicting information. First its good then its bad?

  6. Diana Herrington January 1, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Betty, thank you for your concern. I have heard of those studies. What is not clear is what kind of stevia product they used. The big problem is how stevia is extracted and what else has been added to it. It can be unnaturally processed using hexane or hydrochloric acid or some form of alcohol. Also, synthetic ingredients such as ascorbic acid, citric acid or xanthan gum can be added. The white powder form of stevia is highly processed and devoid of nutrition and often contains bulking agents which can be toxic.

    So it is best to use a naturally processed stevia without any harmful additives. The only added ingredient in the stevia I use is chrysanthemum flowers which give it a good taste.

    One last thing to add is that there is no food or beverage that we should over do it with. Variety is important.

  7. Rosie January 3, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    I use organic Stevia everyday in my cup of coffee, I buy it at trader joe’s. Also, at the Farmer’s Market i have found organic Stevia in plant form all u do is boil it and steep it and its natural sugar without it being processed. I love it!

  8. Diana Herrington January 4, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Good to hear Rosie that you have found a good form of stevia and take the time to make it from the plant yourself.

  9. Sandi February 3, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Where did you find stevia with chrysanthemum flowers in it? Sounds wonderful!

  10. Diana Herrington February 7, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Hi Sandi, I will send you an email as to where I get mine.

  11. Marie April 2, 2013 at 11:17 am

    What I do every day is make a large green salad and dress it with a little olive oil, toss and then put a little lemon juice on and a sprinkle of salt and pepper and toss again. Then serve.
    I used to toss the salad with olive oil and then sprinkle lemon pepper on it. Also very good.

  12. Diana Herrington April 2, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Marie, that is the way to go! I am proud of you getting that salad in daily. And yes you can be very simple and just put the olive oil and lemon right on. I like having a bottle in the fridge made up as it makes it even easier for me as I do not have to squeeze a lemon. 🙂

  13. alber April 2, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Bragg’s what????? There are a few Bragg’s product…….

  14. Diana Herrington April 2, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Click on the Braggs link above and you will get the description.

  15. Marina April 2, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Hi Diana, I always make my own dressings and love to hear about other healthy ingredients to add. I usually use olive oil, lemon and lime. I am in Australia and I don’t know of the Braggs brand, do you have any ideas of another brand? I love your site by the way 🙂

  16. karen garnett April 3, 2013 at 8:42 am

    I would really appreciate it if the nutritional breakdown would be included with all recipes including the above lemon juice, olive oil one. Thank you.

  17. Diana Herrington April 3, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Hi Marina, I corrected your comment, hope that is ok.
    I am happy to hear that you are making your own salad dressings. Braggs is like tamari or soy sauce but not so salty as they add no salt to it. Using Braggs seasoning is not a must. A little of anything that is a bit salty is good. Like a vege salt.

  18. Diana Herrington April 3, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Hi Karen. I am sorry but that is not something I can easily do. Already I spend 100’s of hours creating recipes, writing articles and answering questions. All of which I do not get paid for. If you would like to help with that job I would be most grateful.

  19. Marina April 3, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Thank you Diana, of course correcting is fine. That is great to know since I do use Tamari in dressings. Thank you for such a prompt response! Have a great day, or evening as it may be for you there.

  20. Carolin Peterson April 24, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Hi I was looking at your recipe as I will be having my gallbladder removed and I have to use virgin oil instead of the normal salad dressings. However I have no idea what a Braggs is? Is it a herb? I have never heard of it. Please help me. Also I noticed that as I typed in the comment box the page kept on moving up and down. Thanks.

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